Unmunched Slice of Life

  Only one tar-road cuts across village and meets the downhill Nir’s grocery-cum-cottage housed idiosyncratic wife. All knew how his melting body & drudge made two sons as seasoned Manager, Professor, and daughters in well-settled family. Hardships started intensified while all four children scattered and living in far-away places. In last lockdown one-man army, Nir continued public services, and once

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Survey

  It was my first egress for weeks. I wore a mask, I reeked of hand gel and I kept twice the recommended distance from the next human being on my way to the local shop. That wasn’t an issue once inside. I was the only punter there. I picked up my paper.  At the till, behind the plastic barrier,

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The Gigolo

  Posing of such magnitude took a great deal of effort.  Paul made it look easy, unstudied even.    The arm draped across the back of the chair; legs crossed at the knee; languid hand, palm down.  But the strain showed  in the eyes. It was a mistake to close his eyes whilst his head tilted to face the sun. 

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Lockdown

The new normal created a new economic driver and race, and population control over time – The Zombie. The United Nations ‘UNMZI’ – ‘United Nations Mission Zombie Integration’ and slogan ‘We live off each other’.  Singing tonight the first Zombie, ‘Zalo’ live-ish on ‘Lockdowns got Talent’: Simon “Excited to see you in the flesh. Let me pick your brains, why

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Two Jailbirds. One Stone.

    It’s real quiet. No clanging doors. No clatter of shuffling boots. Been a while since we had total lockdown. Soon we’ll start the cell-to-cell search. Took ten seconds to pull Whacky-Will Boulder off Sly Penny, but that’s all he needed to crack open Sly’s head like a coconut. Whacky’s a lifer. His mum’s been bringing him copies of

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