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Dance for Me - Chapter Ten (Ending)

The end is where it begins.

Brandon did not know what to do. He had four minutes before he had to leave for his hotel shift but Caroline was still asleep on his bed and he had this horrible, gut-wrenching feeling that if he left her alone, she’d be gone when he returned. He didn’t have the heart to wake her. She looked so at peace; knees curled up to her chest, hair splayed out across the pillow, with her smudged...Read On

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Dance for Me – Chapter Nine

He can’t help himself.

Brandon and Jay were walking to work and Jay was excited. He hadn’t said anything but Brandon noticed the skip in his step and the constrained delight in his voice each time he spoke. He didn’t want to ask but Jay kept shooting him these little glances like he was just waiting for him to inquire. Finally, Brandon conceded defeat. “Okay, tell me.” “Tell you what?” Jay asked with an...Read On

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Dance for Me – Chapter Eight

An unexpected appearance throws Brandon’s new life into disarray.

Beep. Beep. Beep. For the life of him, Brandon could not find the button to turn the alarm clock off. Half-asleep, he fumbled with the plastic device, getting more and more agitated each time one of the incessant beeps sounded. “Goddamn it…” he groaned. Eventually he decided to pull out the batteries and the alarm abruptly ended, allowing calm to finally descend. The sunlight...Read On

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Dance for Me - Chapter Seven

He can’t forget her.

Brandon did not miss his old life. This was one fact he was absolutely, one hundred percent certain of. He did not miss his so-called job, or his poky apartment, or the constant empty hours he’d become used to wasting away. In the scorching summer sunshine of Las Vegas, everything looked and felt better. Sure, maybe he missed the people, like the neighbours he barely knew, and the witty...Read On

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Dance for Me – Chapter Six

Brandon needs to get out.

Brandon woke up, sweating and disoriented. The dream had been the same again, the recurrent psychedelic nightmare that only served to intensify his confusion. His hair was damp and his vest soaked with sweat. He reached with an unsteady hand for the glass of water on the floor by his bed and gulped it down. The room was more dark and lonely than he could bear. He reached for the radio...Read On

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Sky

Nobody noticed me when Sky was around.

I was sick of my life. I was sick of getting up early to go to work. I was sick of having a job I hated. I was sick of trying to ass-kiss my way to a promotion I didn’t even want. There was no way out; no break from the constant grind of never-ending work. In short, I needed a break. Then I met Sky. Sky was the kind of girl that all other girls instinctively hated. She was the girl...Read On

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Dance for Me – Chapter Five

Plans go awry.

Everything had been going perfectly. They had almost reached the best part of Caroline’s scene. Brandon had acted with aplomb and remembered every single one of his lines. They’d moved seamlessly from the bar to the elevator to the hotel room. The bath was running. The door was locked. Now it was just the sex left. They were both almost naked. His tongue was in her mouth and his hand in...Read On

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Running Scared

The most dangerous games are played at night.

Ella’s heart was beating so hard that she could feel the thuds reverberating in her ears. Everything felt dark and uncertain. It was late at night and the library was supposed to be closed. She knew the way to get in though, and so did he. It happened every Friday night and tonight was no exception. She didn’t know who’d arrived first but she was sure he was here somewhere, stalking her...Read On

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Dance for Me - Chapter Four

It gets harder every time.

Brandon was winning the battle of wills. At least, that was what he told himself as he ignored the latest telephone call from Caroline. He’d successfully avoided talking to her for three weeks now, and was adamant to keep it up. He told himself that staying away from her would help get rid of all the pathetic irrational feelings that had built up over the last half year. As long as he didn’t...Read On

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Dance for Me – Chapter Three

Jealousy boils over.

The girl was talking but Brandon wasn’t listening. He sat opposite her at the table, his mind not acknowledging a single word. Her name was Anne, he knew that much. His eyes watched her mouth unwaveringly. Even white teeth, bright red lipstick. He hated lipstick. In his head he fast-forwarded an hour or so and inwardly groaned as he imagined the red smears it would leave on his neck and face. ...Read On

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Dance for Me – Chapter Two

He’d always hated waiting.

Brandon sat in the worn armchair in his one bedroom apartment, staring vacantly at the television screen. His finger pressed idly at the channel changer. Nine hundred and ninety nine channels and not a thing to watch. His head ached almost unbearably and it hurt to keep his eyes open but he dared not close them in case he fell asleep and missed Caroline’s call. He’d been expecting the phone...Read On

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Dance for Me

For Caroline, he’d break every rule in the book.

His heart quickened like it always did when he saw her. No matter what outfit she was wearing or what she was doing, her presence always had that same effect on him. In a way it embarrassed him but then again it didn’t because no one else knew his weakness and in all honesty, he kind of liked it. She walked with a perfect poise which betrayed how much she must have practiced her entrance....Read On

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Turning Tables

“I never approached men; it was always the other way around.”

I never imagined that I would end up running a restaurant. My dreams were always focused on something that would bring me immeasurable wealth, international stardom and countless admirers. In other words, I’d always fantasised about being a model. Unfortunately though, I stopped growing when I reached five foot seven and therefore my dream of a life in private jets and slinking down runways...Read On

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Sin City

“Las Vegas looks the way you’d imagine heaven must look at night.” - Chuck Palahniuk

Roulette wheels, poker tables, casino chips, showgirls and cold hard cash. The neon lights of Las Vegas sent out the same rays of attraction night after night, enticing opportunists to come and take on the shrewdly skewed odds. Even the supremely foolish knew they were unlikely to win much, yet the aura of glamour and eroticism surrounding the casinos was too enthralling to avoid. The...Read On

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Illusion

Things aren’t always what they seem.

I thought I was one of the smart ones. I was one of the smart ones, at least on an academic level. It was only when it came to guys that I was a complete failure. They should have had a ‘Relationships’ subject at school because some people just don’t get that kind of thing. All they ever taught was not to say ‘Yes’ until you felt ready. What does ‘ready’ even mean? I never felt I was ready....Read On

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Naked Dreams

Ava gets a whole lot more than she bargained for.

Wandering through the streets of New York City held some extraordinary kind of romantic, historical, adrenalin-inducing appeal. The energy was palpable; everywhere Ava went something was going on - twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The architecture came in a dazzling variety; Art Deco skyscrapers stood only minutes away from startlingly nostalgic brownstones. Opportunities to...Read On

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Breaking Point

Vanessa looks for a way out.

ONE WEEK BEFORE THE EQUINOX PARTY Vanessa Allen set down her phone on the dressing table in front of her and stared at her reflection in the mirror. Her skin was too pale; a stark contrast to the dark curls that hung loosely down over her shoulders. She let out a slow breath and leaned back in her chair. Her husband James had just given her another of his infamous ‘working late’ excuses...Read On

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Vanilla

Lily struggles to hide her feelings for a new friend…

“You’re breaking up with me?” I asked softly, my eyes focused on the grey city skyline beyond the bedroom window. “Not… breaking up,” Ivan said uncomfortably. “I just think we should… y’know… have a break.” I literally could not believe the audacity of this man. Here we were, lying naked in his bed on a Sunday morning and he’d chosen now to end our four year relationship. I felt the...Read On

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Going Nowhere

Sadie lay on her side of the bed, alone in the dark room. The curtains were open, streetlamps casting a dim glow through the window, the moon hidden behind a grey cloud. It was a warm night. She could hear the voices and catcalls of people heading home after a night out; their drunken laughs; the odd smash of a bottle. Her eyes flicked to the luminous alarm clock on the bedside table. He...Read On

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Cupid's Calling

A disillusioned Cupid finds the angel of his dreams…

It was the morning of February the thirteenth and even though he should have been busy with Valentine’s Day preparations, Cupid was bored. Sitting at the breakfast table, he contemplated his situation. Ever since the rise of technology, his job as God of Love had become easier than ever. Instead of having to fire golden arrows to make people fall in love, he just had to press a shiny red...Read On

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Heads or Tails

A charismatic stranger strikes up a deal with Marianne.

The nightclub was packed with revellers, all of them in high spirits, all of them dressed to impress. It was the time of night when everyone had got into the swing of things and being New Years Eve, the positive atmosphere was almost tangible. The partygoers on the dance floor seemed to be moving as one; the electric ambience charged no doubt by the mix of dub-step beats pulsing out of...Read On

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Top of The Tower

It was a snowy November evening when Tessa’s roommate Ana rushed into their apartment, positively bursting with excitement as she handed Tessa a flyer advertising the party. “It’s at The Tower.” She’d explained breathlessly, cheeks still pink from the cold, snowflakes dusting the shoulders of her Burberry trench, “You know where that is, right?” Of course Tessa knew where The Tower...Read On

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Dark and Wonderful Things

Cass Raven walked slowly through the crowd of guests, smiling occasionally when she saw a familiar face. It amazed her that she barely recognized any of these people. But then again, it wasn’t her party so she wasn’t that surprised. She scanned the crowd of people in search of Leo, but to her disappointment he was nowhere to be seen. Trust him to disappear from his own party . She smiled...Read On

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Strangers in Paradise

On the eve of her sister's wedding, Ash finds the release she’s been subconsciously craving…

According to the perfect blonde stewardess, it was exactly 17:43 local time when our private jet touched down at McCarran International Airport . My older sister Madison, the reason behind the vacation, stretched and beamed at me. “This is going to be great.” I shrugged. “Bit pretentious though. Getting married in Paradise of all places?” She smiled again, “So? I don’t care...Read On

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Insomniac

Calvin dragged himself up out of bed for the fourth time that night. The curtains were open, the midnight-blue sky sparkling with stars as the sharp crescent of the moon shone light into his sparsely furnished hotel room. So tired…so damn tired… But still, someone out there held tight onto the gift of unconsciousness, refusing to bless him with it. Calvin moved to the window and looked down...Read On

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Summer Heat

The summer of 2012 held promise, far beyond anything Hollie had ever had the nerve to imagine. It had started in the most inappropriately innocent way, with a smashed wing mirror, clearly the work of the latest preteen daredevil gang. That had caused a trip down to the nearest scrap yard and it was there, amongst the totalled convertibles and the old Fords, that she’d reconnected with...Read On

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Sex Money - The Finale

Jim took a gulp of chilled lemonade before leaning back in his chair, a small smile playing around the corners of his mouth. Leon was watching him, green eyes analysing every last move, brow slightly furrowed as he contemplated his next move. Jim sighed in mock-boredom and drummed his fingertips on the polished oak table before taking a final glance at his cards. Leon’s eyes narrowed and then...Read On

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Friday 9th March 2012

OK, so this is my first true story. I’ve kind of been in two minds about whether or not to write about myself because I don’t want to come across as too vain or self-centred but it’s been a bit hectic and I can’t really tell anyone about what happened so I’m offloading to you guys. I guess I should start with Adam. Adam has been one of my dad’s friends for almost ten years. He actually...Read On

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Harder, Faster, Stronger

Reece was just her bad-tempered running coach....wasn't he?

“Move it! You’re too slow!” Alice felt like she was all set to collapse as she dragged her aching legs down the final stretch of the track and looked up at her coach. “Too slow ?” Reece dangled the stopwatch in front of her face, “Yes. Way too slow.” He scowled as she made to sit down on the grass, “How many times have I told you? You don’t sit down after running!” Alice groaned, buried...Read On

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Sex Money - Chapter Ten

Heidi collapsed down onto the bed in mock exhaustion as Jim looked on in amusement. The flight back from Las Vegas had been jam-packed due to the holiday season and the snow hadn’t made things much better. But here they were finally were, home at last. “I just want to sleep forever.” Jim sat down on the windowsill, “You enjoy yourself?” “Yeah.” Heidi rolled over, looked across at him,...Read On

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Sex Money - Chapter Nine

Heidi sat alone in her sitting room, the day before Christmas Eve, pop music pounding into her ears, as she flicked through a newspaper she’d picked up at work. Snow, snow, snow. The various Christmas cards she’d received were propped up on the mantelpiece, just the way she liked. It had been a crazy three months. After all the big talk from Jim, the declarations of love, the wanting to move...Read On

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Sex Money - Chapter Eight

Jim sighed, “Look, I know it sounds really bad.” “Yeah, it does.” Heidi was glaring at him. “But she wasn’t a proper hooker.” “What, so she worked part-time?” Heidi was clearly not happy. Katie laughed. Jim glared at her and she held her hands up in surrender. “Hey, don’t give me that look. She has a right to know.” “Yeah well I could have told her myself.” Katie shook her head, “You...Read On

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Remember, Remember The Fifth Of November

The fifth of November? OK, so we learnt about that in infant school. That Guy Fawkes dude plotting to blow up King Charles II. Or was it Charles I? Anyway, the gunpowder under the Houses of Parliament and then getting caught and killed and having heads stuck up as warnings around London. So we civilised 21 st century folks like to celebrate that by setting off fireworks. Fun! I do like a...Read On

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Sex Money - Chapter Seven

Jim sat in the armchair, drumming his fingers. It had been 15 minutes since Heidi had walked out. Where was she? He got up and went to the kitchen. There was a full bottle of milk in the refrigerator as he’d known there would be. Why on earth was she so sensitive? He heard the door open and then close again. “Heidi?” He walked out into the hall. It was her. “Hey.” She seemed OK. He...Read On

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Sex Money - Chapter Six

Heidi stared at Jim in disbelief. “Are you serious?” “Yeah.” “You want me to move in with you after five days?!” Jim looked at her. He didn’t like the way this conversation was going. “Well, only if you want to.” Heidi put the ridiculously oversized Batman t-shirt back on. “Jim, my whole life is in Atlantic City. I work there, my apartments there, my friends are there. I can’t just pack...Read On

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A Lesson I'd Never Forget

I guess I should start by saying that I hated school. I really hated it. At the tender age of 9, I would be playing truant, missing Tuesday afternoons because I hated PE. Looking back on it, I was pretty dumb. I could have been kidnapped but I didn’t realise that; I was innocent. I trusted the world. I thought nothing of asking random strangers what the time was and it didn’t bother me...Read On

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Sex Money - Chapter Five

Jim grinned at Heidi’s shell-shocked face as he pushed her dress up, creasing it, feeling her soft smooth skin. ‘Jim! We can’t!’ Heidi’s eyes were wide in apparent fear. ‘Why not?’ ‘Someone will see us!’ ‘No-ones looking’ Jim muttered. He lifted his ass up slightly off the seat and pulled his trousers and boxers down, taking his engorged dick out, wrapping his hand around the rigid...Read On

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Tennis Kit

It was a pretty nice day for September. I was playing the men’s singles final at my local tennis club. My name is Fred Perry. That is my actual name. And I play tennis. Pretty cool, right? For those of you who don’t know, Fred Perry was the last British male champion of Wimbledon back in the thirties. I have a feeling I was named after him seeing as though my dad’s a bit of a tennis...Read On

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A Fitting Rendezvous

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Shopping for clothes was one of my biggest nightmares. I know, I’m a girl, I’m meant to enjoy spending all my hard earned money on flimsy little dresses; but I hated it! I hated walking into those shops, hated trying on the clothes, and hated buying them. If I had a perfectly good pair of jeans, there was no point in buying another pair now, was there? Which was why I was sulking as I...Read On

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Sex Money - Chapter Four

It was freezing. Heidi had put her old fashioned oil heater on full power but still she shivered beneath the duvet. It was Monday morning, 5am. Dragging herself out of bed, she stripped and showered, before getting ready for work, her flat eerily silent. Eating a banana, she picked up her bag, put on her winter coat and locked the door behind her. It was barely September, yet the sky was dark...Read On

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Sex Money - Chapter Three

Jim sat on the sofa, his head pounding, jaw throbbing from where Leon had struck him. It was with an insane desire to laugh that he realised the CD player was still on and he got up, turning it off, pulling his trousers and shirt back on. The door opened and Heidi came in, her face wet with tears. ‘He’s gone,’ she said in a choked voice, ‘Drove off.’ Jim shrugged, ‘So? What do you care,...Read On

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Sex Money - Chapter Two

‘Heidi?’ Leon’s voice came down the line again, loud and clear. Heidi stared at Jim speechless, her fingers gripping the phone. ‘Can you hear me?’ Leon demanded. Heidi licked her dry lips, ‘Yeah,’ she whispered ‘I thought you wanted me to pick you up.’ Leon said. ‘Oh, uh…yeah, I got a lift home.’ Heidi replied, squeezing her eyes shut, praying he didn’t know what had happened. ...Read On

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Sex Money - Chapter One

She was naive and he was experienced...in more ways than she could have imagined

Seventeen year old Heidi Jenkins was checking her new outfit in the hall mirror when she heard the taxi pull up outside the house. She grabbed her purse and shouted, ‘Leon, I’m going now!’ Leon came into the hallway. ‘Are you coming back here tonight?’ Heidi smoothed her hair with her hand and shrugged. ‘Doubt it. I’ll call if I am but I’ll probably go home.’ ‘OK.’ Leon...Read On