Stephen Samuel

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Sep
25
Duende51: The Tony Montana Principle

Duende51: The Tony Montana Principle

Before we start, we need to agree on something. We are going to ignore to overt misogyny of Tony Montana
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Sep
20
#202: Rival

#202: Rival

I entwined my earliest memories of Joshua with my lack of confidence. I am like the potted plant kept too
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Sep
19
#201: Unbreakable

#201: Unbreakable

Joshua observed how John put away the paint brushes. There was some ritual to the placement, the distance between them
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Sep
18
Duende50: Chain reactions

Duende50: Chain reactions

Human beings are complex creatures designed to do simple things in complicated ways. Just look at any other creature and
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Sep
16
#200: Died

#200: Died

The light from the screen was the only thing illuminating his otherwise dark life. The pull towards the game was
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Sep
15
#199: Decide

#199: Decide

The traffic lights turned green, but Grace remained in place. The siren echoed off the urban landscape. She couldn’t
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Sep
14
#198: Ring

#198: Ring

The day Grace first removed her wedding ring with the intent of not wearing it ever again, she reflected on
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Sep
13
#197: Pry

#197: Pry

Even though they sat next to each other, and Peter could feel Grace’s presence, as if his body was
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Sep
12
#196: Perfunctory

#196: Perfunctory

In his kinder moments, Peter would accept his role breakdown of his relationship. This kindness would seep away after about
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Sep
11
Duende49: Seek the depths

Duende49: Seek the depths

In 1902, whilst at school, a young hopeful poet was sitting under a tree reading “Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke”
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