A Bad Habit

She was very attractive, but her nails were bitten to the quick. This meant that her hands were usually balled into fists on her lap or tucked away into her pockets, belying a cool easy elegance rather than what it actually was. Embarrassment. Strange, this one flaw, when all the rest of her was so …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “Y”

THE LETTER "Y" Youthful ignorance is bliss. It is a time of yearning and saying yes to everything. For youth is not yet marred by grim experience and consequently negativity. Other's opinions may be considered, but generally do not yield a change of heart during this period of life. It is all about being gung …

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A day at the beach with Margaret Drabble

Sea breezes, the squawk of gulls, the scent of coco and salty air; I am at the beach. Colorful mini shops on wheels sell cheerful brightly colored bikinis, towels and beaded jewellery. The sky is dotted with para-sailors and the water with windsurfers, paddle boats and bobbing heads. Mothers call out to their children to …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “N”

THE LETTER "N" Noteworthiness nourishes. Not that she would know. She had never been noticed, not even as a child, though she had naively still believed, back then, that one day someone would. Instead, her fate was to be the neglected one. That person  who would never experience nearness or nose to nose contact with …

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