Self-love is behind you

‘I had an experience of real self-love this morning.’ I’m on the phone, as usual, talking with my best friend Gina. ‘Really?’ she asks half listening. ‘Yeah, I was standing in front of the mirror naked and I bent over to pick up my bra after dropping it. I looked...
Invitation from Mrs Carbs

Invitation from Mrs Carbs

Want something to eat my dear? They call me Mrs Carbs. What can I get for you my lovely? What are you dying to eat right now? It’s all calorie free when it comes from me, so fill your boots and indulge. Don’t believe those carb fearing naysayers who want to keep you...

About turn

He leaves her and she begs him to stay. He goes off in search of fun and greener grass. He has spent more than 13 years chained to the one woman and he’s entitled, so he believes. He has a shit time of it. The grass turned out to be more light brown than green. The...

Micro-fiction: Never guilty

He came round to give me a quote to replace my boiler. I met him at a business breakfast meeting and we really hit it off. His childhood and been a mixture of abuse and neglect. My job as a psychotherapist made it easy for him to open up and I opened up to him....

The holiday blackmailer

Christmas is my favourite holiday. The holidays have a way of helping people relax and no place is better for that than the office Christmas party. Even the foul breath of the photocopier engineer is ignored for the night by the semi-drunk receptionist looking for...

Get in between us

‘I saw it on The Inbetweeners,’ I explained, ‘it’s hilarious.’ I handed her phone back to her and it rang instantly. We looked at each other and started laughing. ‘Don’t answer it,’ I told her. ‘Not yet, anyway. You have to let me send him a couple more first.’ The...