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    The big reveal #FridayReflections

    The children watched with bated breath as the magician plunged the final sword into the crate. He covered it with a red robe and swirled it around. ‘Voila!’ he said, opening the crate to reveal nothing but the swords. The children gasped. ‘Where’s Billy?’ asked one. ‘A magician never tells,’ said the magician. He grinned and shut the crate, taking time to remove the swords. No one saw the blood seeping through the back on to the grass. (c) Sanch…

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    The bicycle #FridayReflections

    Romila opened the door for the children and greeted them with her shy smile. They dropped their bags in the hallway, leaving it for her to tidy up. As they changed…

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    Alone Together #FridayReflections

    Their eyes met across the classroom. She, at the front, under the teacher’s nose. He, at the back, by the window. He grinned at her. She smiled before turning her back.…

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    Final steps

    My throat constricts at the leviathan task ahead. I scribble the last sentence on my note, seal the envelope and place it beside the empty bottle of pills. The dangling rope…

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    The Gift

    ‘No one remembers,’ thought Liz, when she opened the door and saw the gifts. Her eyes lit up at the sight of the pretty boxes wrapped in coloured paper topped with…

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    Betrayal

    She looked at the face she’d seen every day for six years staring down at her. She felt his warm breath against her cheek quicken as he leant closer. Her body…

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    Late

    Sam looked at the clock in the car. 8:39. She was going to be late. Again. Although this time, it wasn’t her fault. She tapped her fingers on the steering wheel,…

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