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Nightmarishly Real

At 2am, right after I turned off the lights to my hotel room, a gentle knock sent me scurrying back to answer it. Standing in front of me was Bernice, one of the dancers participating in this year’s exchange program, in an oversized white t-shirt and what I assumed was shorts underneath. ‘What’s wrong?’, I…Continue readingNightmarishly Real

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Company Benefits

Halfway through my deep sleep induced by heavy drinking, the hand fumbling its way into my shorts jolted me wide awake in less than a second. Having drank one too many beers earlier, Paul and I had crashed in this boys-assigned room without turning off the lights. Now that my eyes were staring hard at…Continue readingCompany Benefits

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First-Last Day

(Manager sneering) ‘Finally huh! Remember to return your apron after washing. I will ask them to prepare your paycheck as soon as they can.’ At long last, the two-year stint at this company came to an end, paving way for my next employment that was scheduled to start a week later. The newest staff, Shirlene,…Continue readingFirst-Last Day

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Monetary Terms

Hinging on the hope that the ‘sugar mum’ would not bring Andy any harm, he had made peace with the facts that; ‘she’ might be a man, ‘she’ might be the police, and ‘she’ might just be a prank. The last ten-minute wait felt like an eternity for the person who never showed him how…Continue readingMonetary Terms

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Nay

(Carlie shouting) ‘MUMMY! MY FRIEND IS HERE!’ (Her mum replied) ‘OKAY! I’M COMING OUT SOON!’ ‘Just ignore her. Come.’ Unable to greet her mum proper, I was hurried into her room that was littered with clothes on the floor, leaving her bed to be the only place to sit on. Come think of it, we…Continue readingNay