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Black sweat

Early morning. Ran out of deodorant. Decide to pick some up on the way to the building site. Only two places likely to be open at this time; the 7-11 or the 24-hour pharmacy. Thinking they may have a better selection, I opt for the pharmacy. "Good morning. Do you have men's deodorant ?" "Just this one here," she says, pointing to a shelf full … [Read more...]

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In a previous life

In a previous life I was a simple paysan called Victor. I lived in an old stone farmhouse in a rolling countryside where I ran a small vineyard and reared goats and ducks in a garden at the back. I had a sheepdog called Sylvester but I had no sheep for him to round up, so most of the day he spent sleeping under an olive tree that grew by the … [Read more...]