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Cunts

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  Facebook’s banning of the posting of this painting and the subsequent legal wrangle in…

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Remapped

Remap

“Let me call you Daddy,” I said. There was nothing but hiss of a bad digital connection. The screen’s cold glow cast harsh shadows across…

Stone Blind

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Once upon a time there was a girl whose mother had died soon after her seventh birthday. Her father, a reasonably successful merchant, was driven…

The Mortal Coil

The toy was pink. Sticky pink in that way only a boiled sweet mistakenly left in the sun on the dashboard of your car can…

The Desire Artist

You know what it’s like. You’re only reading this because you think that maybe you’re different from everyone else. Maybe you aren’t seeing things, feeling…

Entanglement: Shaken

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The night with the sisters haunted Joaquin. What sane, heterosexual man doesn’t fantasize about having two beautiful sisters at once? The warm, busy tongues on…

New Series

If In Some Distant Place – Part 3

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Robert and Nuria walked back towards Lam Son Square, down the night-time chaos of Dong Khoi street. “Thanks for that,” Robert said, after a considerable silence.  “Madam Dai is one hell of a character. If she were ten years younger, I would have been tempted to seduce her.” “I’m pretty…

If In Some Distant Place – 2

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The food Madam Dai had ordered without consultation arrived. On the table cluttered with greasy glasses, snake specimen jars and overflowing ashtrays, there were small plastic plates, each with a shoddy sample of Vietnamese cuisine. Wise enough not to partake herself, she replenished her glass in the murky jar. Like…

If In Some Distant Place – 1

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“The irony was, I’d imagined the Revolution would be exciting and romantic,” said Madam Dai, fiddling with the gaudy jade ring on her fat middle finger, “But it turned out to be drab and incredibly boring.” Robert pursed his lips to stifle his smile. He couldn’t recall a time in…