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    Haha. Now there is an idea!!!!!

    Haha. Now there is an idea!!!!!
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    Chapter 5. That night in an insignificant...

    Chapter 5.

    That night in an insignificant small hotel, perched beside the Mediterranean, in a rarely visited part of Lebanon, there occurred that most precious of human encounters; a transaction...
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    Chapter 4. After a light lunch in the sparsely...

    Chapter 4.

    After a light lunch in the sparsely occupied hotel restaurant, he retired to the small pebbled beach at the side of the hotel. The sun was beginning to fade like a reluctant guest on...
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    Is Facebook killing !iterature?

    Is Facebook Killing Literature?

    I use Facebook a lot, mainly for the free video links and the messenger app. But when you look at the contents on the main social media frame its a bit unnerving...
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    Chapter 3. Of course, the 4th August bomb...

    Chapter 3.

    Of course, the 4th August bomb blast in Beirut changed so much. Aaron was just crossing the northern border by car from Israel into Lebanon when the news came through.

    The crossing...
  6. Thread: Banned ?

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    Round up the usual suspects?

    Round up the usual suspects?
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    Set the scene, get the atmosphere, the smells,...

    Set the scene, get the atmosphere, the smells, the heat.

    "People learn to thirst in Southern California. For water, for love, for recognition, for solitude, for acceptance, they thirst." The...
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    Just love these asterisks.

    Just love these asterisks.
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    Hi Danik Can also use "Get your *** into...

    Hi Danik

    Can also use "Get your *** into gear."

    Are you conversant with a similar word used widely in English coversation: **** up, half ****?
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    He Fell on his ***.

    He Fell On His ***.



    For those of you most confused of existing mortals, for whom the English language is not your native tongue, I will now endeavour to explain usage of the word “ass.”
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    Sorry Danik. I keep meaning to get back to this...

    Sorry Danik. I keep meaning to get back to this tale, but not very successful yet. Cherchez la femme!!!!!
  12. I must confess all my favourite books are dog...

    I must confess all my favourite books are dog eared, well thumbed & faded from usage.
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    The Return of the Prodigal Sons?

    The Return of the Prodigal Sons?
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    Steve and Danik thank you both. Two stalwarts...

    Steve and Danik thank you both. Two stalwarts always prepared to read and comment.

    Luckily it helps having worked and lived all over the Middle East as background for the tale.
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    Chapter 2: Aaron arrived first at an arranged...

    Chapter 2:

    Aaron arrived first at an arranged meet with Simon, a week after the telephone call.

    The location was a small, relatively quiet café in the northern suburbs of Tel Aviv, and Aaron...
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    We came 90% out of lockdown on Saturday: pubs,...

    We came 90% out of lockdown on Saturday: pubs, restaurants, most shops & hairdressers. But gyms, theatres etc still closed. The toll has been too much though with over 44,000 dead for these small...
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    Hi Danik We in Albion pronounce both route and...

    Hi Danik

    We in Albion pronounce both route and root the same as "root."

    Our cousins across the pond pronounce route as "rout."This to us is when a battle adversely turns and the losing side...
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    Hi Danik We in Albion pronounce both route and...

    Hi Danik

    We in Albion pronounce both route and root the same as "root."

    Our cousins across the pond pronounce route as "route." This to us is when a battle adversely turns and the losing side...
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    I must confess Aunty that many aeons ago I, (and...

    I must confess Aunty that many aeons ago I, (and other sallow reprobates), were guilty of reverse mondegreens when singing in the school morning assembly. The hymn with the lines “Bless Him for His...
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    The Tel Aviv Contractor.

    THE TEL AVIV CONTRACTOR.

    Chapter 1.

    If you saw Aaron Bernstein in the street of Dresner Yehi’el you would not extend a second glance, or venture to note anything out of the ordinary. He was...
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    Hang in there buddy. Remember that Nelson lost...

    Hang in there buddy.

    Remember that Nelson lost an arm and an eye before he hit the big time!!!!
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    Thank you Wolf. Appreciated. Best wishes. ...

    Thank you Wolf. Appreciated.
    Best wishes.
    M.
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    Thanks Danik. Glad you enjoyed. Best wishes. ...

    Thanks Danik. Glad you enjoyed.
    Best wishes.
    M.
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    Chapter 2. I suppose one could only describe...

    Chapter 2.

    I suppose one could only describe the single room that I entered as “multi occupancy.” At the end was what I presumed to be a small kitchen area with a cooking ring and gas bottle,...
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    Thanks Steve. I'm a bit apprehensive about Chapt...

    Thanks Steve. I'm a bit apprehensive about Chapt 2, as based on a real situation, I'm not sure the Mods will allow it.
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