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May Day, May Day
Two people made fuck, out on the concreted area in front of the apartments. I recognised the act by her cries. He had her sprawled over a car bonnet with his hand around her throat, more
The Great Fire
Only Shirley Hazzard could end a novel by writing explicitly of a virgin woman's clitoris - which she describes with a kind of cheerful poetic simplicity as 'the final fleshly inch where he could wake more
music unfolds in the Funkhaus, live and barely planned
Today we will be making a new song, the first towards Cathoel & the New Government's eventual second album. First album prompted 50s jazz impresario Bob 'King' Crawford to say, "In my opinion you will more
don’t stand so far from me
Och, my heart's pounding! I just queued in the supermarket next to a man taller than me (rare) with whom I conceived one of those fleeting yet it stains your day - your weekend! - more
I was working in a cafe, head down, muttering the words aloud under my breath as I forged down the page writing for hours. The man next to me started to take an interest. I more
hand to hand
I went to a new physiotherapist today for my injured hand, and experienced all the Germanness. Me and the therapist, who is 23, have to call each other Mrs So and So, Mrs So. Her more
this one time?
I came home after a long day, festooned with groceries. The bench on the subway platform was occupied by two girls and their shopping. I said, "Excuse me," in German, and they said, "Excuse me," more
refugee dinner
This is the lunch I had today, in a Saturday cafe set up by a refugees welcome committee (one of the many) in Berlin. When I ordered, a smiling Syrian woman plump and beautiful in more
a virgin busker
On the subway a woman suddenly opened her mouth and began to sing. Her voice was tentative and good. She had a little loudspeaker rigged up through her mobile phone and had set herself to more