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Short story: <i>The Baby Monitor</i>


photo of baby monitor

I wish the baby would quiet down, just for a minute. He fusses and he squirms and he just won’t still, just won’t relax, just won’t settle.

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Acrostic: <i>Fireman</i>


fireman

The fireman, his eyes

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Children's story: <i>Pinkie Doo Goes To The Pool</i>



One Saturday morning, Miranda’s mother and father decided to spend the day at the swimming pool. It was the summer holidays, and it was very, very hot outside.

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Short story: <i>The Writer</i>



He was a cool customer, with his strut, his dark oblong glasses, his shaggy fringe, his pilled charcoal beret.

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Food, glorious food - updated information on the Granada eating scene


A lady cooking up some typical Nicaraguan street fair

Since my last blog entry about food is getting read a lot, and now we’ve been to quite a few more restaurants and started settling into the whole food vibe, I’ve decided it’s time for a new, improved, and updated blog entry about the food in Granada.

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Short story: <i>In A Perfect World</i>



The park was windy and desolate, as the dark grass struggled through deciduous muck and the trees rattled skeletally, their colourful autumn ballgowns discarded for a naked death.

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Short story: <i>Runaway</i>



The phone rings.

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Short story: <i>The Bazaar</i>



In the dusty bazaar, the heat settles in a heavy golden haze around the hard packed earth, the wooden tables, the dirty and torn canvas stands.

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Short story: <i>Bitch</i>



Lie in bed. Discontented. Alone. Not sleeping. White sheets, crisp and clean.

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Short story: <i>Tycoon</i>



I’m a rich man, a tycoon, a player, one of the top ten most eligible bachelors of all time.

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Awesome Nicaraguan brand names



It never really looses its humour edge, does it? You go to a foreign country, and the brand names get you every time. I thought it was about time we compiled a photographic list of our favourite Nicaraguan brands.

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Short story: <i>Everything's Okay</i>



To find your way into her blue heart, frozen solid,

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Children's Story: <i>Pinkie Doo Has A Visitor</i>



When Miranda’s nana came to visit for the day, Miranda’s mother told Pinkie Doo all about it beforehand.

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Short story: <i>The Guardian</i>



I’m the guardian of this place.

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Short story: <i>Golden</i>



Through a golden haze, as terrible as the sun and as potent as a sealed garage full of petrol fumes, that’s how I see my future.

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Short story: <i>My Kingdom</i>



He turns his face up toward the sun, and lets the warmth cascade down him like water, getting deep into the wrinkles that cut up his skin.

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Book blog: The guide to <i>The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy</i>



Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy*, the idea for which initially came to him while lying drunk and penniless in a field far from home, grew from a modest radio program into stage shows, a trilogy of five books, a television series, a computer game, a comic book series, a series of towels, a Hollywood blockbuster, and re-adaptions for radio—and, of course, a fabulously successful worldwide phenomena.

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Short story: <i>Invitation</i>



Wearing a mask and reeking of gin, the old sailor rolls crocodile tears down his face over the real tattooed ones.

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Short story: <i>Alleyway</i>



It’s my turn to go in now.

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Short story: <i>The Swamp</i>



Not so far from here, there’s a town that’s horseshoed by swamp and marshland, weighed down by dark undertows, strangled by deep roots from the mangrove trees that thrive on the blood and flesh of lost souls and shades.

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