All posts by Suzi Rose

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Are You Lonesome Tonight?

I’d been very lonely after Emily left. The house seemed so big and empty without her. I thought moving would be the best thing for me. How little did I know… We sat in a circle, like we always did, most of us ignoring the

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Three Hundred Steps

How many steps are there, I wondered, gazing up. Two hundred? Three? I would make my way up slowly, take in the view. I pulled my hat low over my ears to protect them from the icy cold wind and took the first step. Perhaps I should count

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Wellington Boots

I got wellington boots one Christmas. Red ones. I had asked for red shoes, but I meant like the ones Dorothy wore in The Wizard of Oz. I wanted pretty red slippers, not a pair of plastic wellies. I wore them out the next day because it

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Clash By Night

We stood in the driveway with our bags, staring at the beat up old caravan. It was the only thing Freddy had inherited from his father – we were surprised he got anything at all, considering they hadn’t spoken in more than ten years –

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Growing Pains

She sat on the floor of her bedroom, her pink Hello Kitty bedroom that had meant to be an ironic statement but now just looked vaguely silly. She sat there and stared at the guitar by her knees. ‘Play me,’ it seemed to say. ‘Play