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Issue 56 (August 2017) Fiction We Serve Beer as Cold as Your Ex’s Heart by Vicky Pointing David drifted away from the usual disjointed images and odd scenarios influenced by pre-bed TV. He found himself by the brick wall of a pub, a blackboard hanging next to its entrance. He read the message written in neat white chalk and … Continue reading

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IN THE LAND OF THE MAYA, PART III: GO SLOW

  Belize’s motto is Sub umbra floreo (“Under the shade I flourish”), but it should be go slow. On your way somewhere on a bus? “Go slow, mon,” says the conductor when you get out. Tapping your foot because your order’s late? “Go slow,” says the random Rastafarian wandering past. Lying on the beach, thinking about the past, and worrying about the future? “Go slow,” says the enormous dog who’s just come over. OK, maybe…

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In the Land of the Maya Part 1: Queen of the Jungle

‘Dude,’ whispers Anna. ‘There’s someone staring at the back of your head.’ I look askance at my oldest friend. Usually, it’s Anna people stare at. Most people are often can’t figure out where she’s from. With her short cropped hair she’s often mistaken for a boy. Once I managed to smuggle her into Warwick Castle on a child ticket –and no one seemed to notice that, at the time, she was a 23-year-old woman. That was…

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