Hope From A Distance

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I’ve only been at Julie’s for about half an hour when my mobile goes. The jaunty William Tell Overture gets louder in my pocket. It always reminds me of a couple shagging on fast forward. Julie sighs as I search my pocket. She already knows who it is. Sam Calling, it says. My fingers waver over the keypad before I take the call.

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Recently retired and completed MA in creative writing. Trying for the writer’s life with no more excuses about the day job. Named top writer in music.

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