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Short story:<i> A Love Story</i>


photo of a sundial

He says, do you remember the day we met?

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Short story: <i>Strawberry Lips</i>


soda fountain

She's a soda-fountain girl with plump strawberry lips and cherry cheeks and the kind of smile that makes your stomach go fizz.

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Short story: <i>Quiet Desperation</i>


picture of a man with a briefcase

Maybe I go to work every morning at six.

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Short story: <i>The Booking Agent</i>



The skin on the man’s face looked like a diseased ham, shiny pink with patches of white flaking from his nose, forehead, chin, even eyelids. He was even sweating like a pig.

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Short story: <i>The Night Watch</i>


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Through the dark streets they carouse and slide and caper and slither and creep, metamorphising in each streetlight, snatches of snickering song bouncing off the pavements and bitumen and concrete and glass.

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The little generator that could and a Nicaraguan karate tournament


Photo of our little generator

Gosh, isn’t THAT an attractive generator?

Well doesn’t time just fly? Just a quick catch up entry to keep you all fully informed about our doings around the exotic location of Nicaragua. What Dave and I are finding bizarre and freakish is that firstly, we have been here for just over eight months, (where does the time go?) and it’s now easier to work out how many weeks we have left here as opposed to my earlier entries which were how many weeks we had been here for.

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


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I’m pretty sure I know what I want to be when I grow up.

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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>


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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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