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Nightbus

INT. – NIGHT – TOP DECK OF THE N13 LONDON BUS JENNA, a tiny, scrappy teenage girl around 15 years old sits on the front seat of the N13. She is unwashed, and wearing an androgenous, dirty blue hooded coat, two sizes too big. Her

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Dhow

“The Goddess managed things for half a million years and then this upstart god comes along and says he can do better, so She decides to teach him a lesson, so She says, ‘Okay.’  So the god and men rebuild the world in their image,

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Uhuru Free

Under wide blue skies Over breezy seas On lake-like lagunas Witnessless   We would ride the tides And brave the waves And fill the sail To make the break   Ocean sun Breeds rich folk’s fish But peace like this Is a poor man’s hand

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The Sloop in the Mangrove

“Fix it; Iz you-ers,” said Royston, “No use to me in dat state. ” By the time Leona struck Tortola, she was a Cat 4. That only one man died was miraculous. How he died was entirely Darwinian. Leona had been forecast to make landfall

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Small Revelations

Ralph are you telling me you’ve NEVER heard of Spinal Tap? How is this possible? You’re 42. I’m five years younger than you and I know about Spinal Tap. My God, the next thing I know you’ll be telling me you love Meatloaf. Oh good

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Effigy

They made it perfect. The hair… the skin… your chin… Just perfect. But you’re gone.   One day this pain will be less. But this day is not that. This day I can look at the perfect you With you missing.     This piece

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Lying Low

Venice is a place of secret assignations, of whispers and antiquity. Away from the tourist bustle of the Grand Canal, down the tiny side streets, the ones haunted by dwarves in red coats, the ones that twist in on themselves, twist and twist again until