Amsterdam

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ALLEYS OF DESIRE

The rattling sound of my wheeled suitcase echoes across the canal in the Amsterdam night. Apart from the occasional drunken cyclist, the city centre is deserted.

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LETTER TO H.

Sorry to keep you waiting so long. A letter involves a kind of letting-go that sex calls for, I thought, and then without realising it I became wary of…

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THE LUXURY OF THE VOYEUR

My feelings for you bordered on the uncontrollable. I thrive best where the boundary between allowing and rejecting becomes porous. I never begged you for anything, our relationship…

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EXIT 22

She’d already rung the bell a few times, and when she got upstairs she said she was sick and tired of having to keep climbing the stairs, and…

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ENCOUNTER

The room is freezing cold, and reeks of testosterone. There’s loud techno thumping away, in a rhythm that makes me feel even more restless than I felt before…

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CRAZY EYES

There’s never any warning. Perhaps that’s part of the deal, me not expecting it. Like you can’t have French fries without mayonnaise. In my world at any rate.

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SYSTEMIC BREAKDOWN

Usually I’m woken by Tom’s voice tickling my ear. ‘Morning Isa, slept well?’ He always sounds as if he’s also only just woken up – still a bit…

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BOSTINI

They’d spent the whole afternoon in bed in his sweaty attic room. The sun poured its rays straight through the roof as they French-kissed with the seedy horniness that…

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