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Tag: Present

  • Clear Your Plate – Part Three

    DINNER   ‘Happy birthday, laopo.’ Emmeline beamed, her soapy fingers trying not to drop the phone into the kitchen sink. Such tiny things, the phones these days! ‘Thank you, dear.’ ‘I’m sorry I can’t come home early this time. New boss, you know…’ ‘Of course, it’s okay. We’ll have dinner tonight.’ ‘The kids are back, right?’ ‘The kids…’ Well, they had been back – school ended two hours ago – but they’d come in, had Read more [...]