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“Imperfect Isolation” – Sample

“Imperfect Isolation” – Sample

Jana was beginning to think that yesterday would have been a better day for it. But then, yesterday was a school day, so it had been out of the question. Maybe they should just have gone to the zoo. Her boots sank a full twenty centimetres into the snow. Left. Crunch. Right. Crunch. As used to it as she was, the pain in her calves was beginning. No such problem for Tomas – he was metres ahead, crunch crunch crunch,…

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“Reprisals” – Sample

“Reprisals” – Sample

‘Supposing I said “Yes”?’ ‘That’s the general idea.’ ‘How long have we known each other?’ ‘Five months, three weeks, six days.’ ‘Could you at least try to not appear desperate?’ ‘Not funny.’ ‘How many women have there been in your life? To the nearest, say, ten?’ ‘Five.’ ‘You are so kidding.’ ‘I am deadly serious.’ ‘But I’m suddenly The One?’ Enna rolled her eyes in mock disdain. He shrugged. ‘When you know, you know.’ ‘And you know.’ ‘Yes.’ ‘You’re certifiable,…

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“Sacred Ground” – Sample

“Sacred Ground” – Sample

“I could get my sidearm and end it all now. It’s so close. The locker’s just behind me.” He turned his head indolently until his gaze fell upon the row of three grey floor-standing cabinets. The rightmost door glared at him. “But you can see it. That’s the problem.” He faced forwards again. “You can see it. I could…I could say goodbye and let you not see it. I could say goodbye and then do it.” The silent face eyed…

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