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Chirpy and Esmerelda (fiction)

Chirpy: Wanna know something? Es: Always. Chirpy: I’ve never been out with a girl before. Es: Never been out with a – What? You’re not… Chirpy: No, no, no, I’m not gay. Es: Not that there’s anything wrong with that of course. Chirpy: Of course. I like gay guys. Wait, that came out wrong. I … Continue reading

Saying What We Mean

As part of a 30-day rail trip around America last May/June, I couch-surfed in Los Angeles for a night. I was staying with a 30-year-old woman in North Hollywood whose boyfriend was out of town – he didn’t particularly want her to host while he wasn’t there so I ended up talking on the phone with the … Continue reading

Sunshine, Scenery and Silence

Because I’m British, and because it’s been unseasonably pleasant out lately, I’m obliged to first mention the weather. It was warm when I left my home in Greater London to head to Gatwick Airport and it was warm every day while I was in Northern Ireland. It was only three days, and was turning grey … Continue reading