All posts tagged “suspense

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Love Locks

Extract: “Excusez-moi, parlez-vous anglais?” I asked hopefully. It was pretty much the only thing I could say in French. I stood  in the  police station and shifted from foot to foot. I was nervous, and my feet were hot. “Mai-oui, but of course, how can… Read More

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Unattended

Extract: It was the pile of banknotes lying unattended on the bar that drew my attention. We were in a café bar in the centre of Copenhagen in deep conversation about the exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Leaving the gallery we had taken a brisk detour… Read More

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The Final Prayer

Extract: Angela came to church but not often. It was Zimbabwe, 1985, and our songs and prayers rose with the optimism and reconciliation of those first years of independence. She tended to arrive late, just after the service started, and seemingly slipped out during the final prayer… Read More