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Stan and the nightie

Stan woke up later than usual owing to the comfort of   sleeping in his  dear wife’s soft cotton nightgown.He had slept better  despite the police calling to question him about a nude woman found wandering in the town centre. … Continue reading

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Lyra and the train

Stan was in the conservatory re-watering the cacti and sweeping the ceiling with a new broom.Mary his wife,[or so she claimed],was in the kitchen making cheese scones and bread for their afternoon tea.Their daughter Laura was taking a bath to wash all the blue raindrops from her hair.A peaceful … Continue reading

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Stan and Mary see a naked woman

After dinner Mary and Stan  often went for a longish walk.They liked to go to a road where the richer people  of Britain lived.,where there were some Georgian houses and one Tudor house. At dusk they would stroll by looking … Continue reading

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Stan gets visited by two lovely ladies

Stan was standing on a small step ladder washing his windows yet again with a clean blue microfibre and elastane cloth and some Windolene he had bought in Tesco’s I don’t know why I bother, he whispered to Emile, who as usual was watching from … Continue reading

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Try for a sort of controlled uncontrol,then.my dear, he murmured.

And here are Pandora’s socks, Professor Smith, quipped,as the female student in the front row fell asleep whilst sitting upright in a large armchair. And I also have Achilles’ heel here. Now for your project, I want you all to … Continue reading

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Why not have a bath?

  Emile loved the new purple bath that his owner and father Stan had just installed and longed to bathe in it.He indicated as much to Stan but Stan was not convinced. “It’s rather large, Emile.And you can’t swim.” So … Continue reading

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Harris or Paris

Mary was at the dentist’s wearing her sea blue lightly padded coat and a pair of red boots.She looked down at herself and wondered why she had stopped wearing dull, dark clothing.She sat languidly in the waiting room sipping water … Continue reading

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We preferred the geometry of the spheres to dating boys when we were 16.

er mot Mary has a dear friend who lives,alas , nowadays in northern Scotland. Clare moved back there when her mother became unable to manage at home. Then Clare developed very severe problems with her feet and legs and had … Continue reading

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Hello Mary Dirac-Brown, he responded instantly

Mary was going out for a meal with some former colleagues who had taught under functioning analysis and triquacking theory.She stood in her bedroom, surrounded by piles of clothes, wondering how hot the restaurant might be and how cold and frosty … Continue reading

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Stan gets help from his mistress,Annie

  Stan was feeling somewhat glum,nay even despairing,on Monday morning. Mary had gone to work on her new folding 6 gear bicycle with own basket and an extra basket from Wells-next -the- Sea 1995[the wicker basket now somewhat gray in … Continue reading

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