The Bath Technicians

​​ ‘Wait, how many plumbers did you say we needed?’          ‘None.’          ‘That can’t be right… can it?’          ‘Well,’ I frowned, glancing at my computer screen. ‘It says here that when you’re just changing the bath out, you don’t need a plumber.’          My wife looked doubtful. ‘Who do you need then?’          …

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Tattoo Mind Games

Gideon had flinched when Lorenzo first entered the room. It wasn’t surprising, given the man’s disdain for tattoos and the fact that Lorenzo was absolutely covered in the things. The reaction almost made Lorenzo smile. He’d decided not to use the session for actual psychology, but instead to give Gideon a horrible time. He talked …

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The Elite Builder

After a short trip to the hardware store to pick up some plumbing and/or electrical supplies – Mavis couldn’t be sure which, exactly – they got back in the car to continue their little journey.  It had been a long day. At this point, Mavis was ready to go sleep for a week and hope …

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Wallpaper Risk Taker

Before Archie could walk away, Mav gave a small wave to capture his attention. “Hey, you ever seen anything like this? I can’t wrap my head around it.” The bulky man stepped closer and took a look at the job. “One hundred Elite Tokens? Gotta be a joke. Those kinds of jobs are usually reserved …

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My sister’s home

I come from quite a big family consisting of myself and four other siblings. Granted, my parents weren’t initially planning to have this many children. Myself and my eldest brother were around first. My parents then thought they’d try for a girl as my mum was tired of being the only female in the family …

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The Bathroom Betrayal

‘I still don’t understand why we have to do this,’ Harold grumbled from the bathroom doorway, still clutching his uneaten lettuce sandwich.          ‘Didn’t you have a fall in here?’ Charlie asked, brandishing a measuring tape and looking confused. ‘Like, a really bad?’          Harold narrowed his eyes. ‘Yes. Yes, now you mention it, I …

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Protecting my home

My home also doubles as my workspace. I work as a producer and recording engineer out of a few converted rooms in my home. Part of becoming a reputable audio engineer is having the gear to back it up. I’ve made sure that I am using a state of the art recording desk, high-quality microphones, …

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Best Decision Ever

I had solar panels installed on the roof of my double-storey home six years ago now. I did so because I was spending so much money on electricity and it was making it hard to justify working from home every day. Well, I can happily say that I haven’t been in the office for six …

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Contemplating braces

I’ve never been a huge fan of my teeth. While they don’t look horrible, they’re definitely not a perfect salesman or model smile. For starters, they’re extremely weak and it doesn’t help that I’m someone who is guilty of using my teeth to open packaging. I’ve cracked my teeth numerous times and I was genetically …

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Helping kids learn

I have been a primary school teacher for the last twenty-five years and in those twenty-five years, I have seen many rapid changes in technology. I’ve witnessed the switch from chalkboards to whiteboards, an increase in the reliance on computers, tablets being used in the classroom and kids having phones at an even younger age. …

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