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Fixation, part 9

Our ongoing short story… has nearly reached its conclusion. ‘Where did you get this?’ I held the wheel up in front of Arabella’s face. As soon as I’d realised what I was looking at, I’d fished it out of the cabinet and rushed off to find her. ‘I have no idea,’ she said, too casually. ‘There’s all sorts of rubbish […]

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Fixation: Episode Eight

The eighth installment in our ongoing short fiction… This thing with Arabella, whatever it was, seemed to be insidiously taking over my free time. Not that I was complaining. A permanent scent of essential oils hung around my head, from the hours in both Arabella’s library of magical objects, and her bedroom. Whenever I turned up, Hattie greeted me with […]

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Fixation, our serial fiction

The next installment of our short fiction tale… The following weekend, round at Robbie’s flat, I was just plucking up the courage to tell him what had happened between me and Arabella when I was thrown off course by the leisurely emergence of an unashamedly tousle-haired woman from Robbie’s bedroom. I raised an eyebrow at him. He just smiled back […]

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Fixation, Part Six

The project Arabella had mentioned seemed mainly to involve helping her rearrange her collection of esoteric books, and sorting them into categories: Alchemy, Astrology, Astronomy,…Necromancy, Neoplatonism,…Zoology. I hoped she hadn’t read some of them. After that first day, I’d returned most weekends to help her out. While we worked, she’d tell me stories about the books, about where she’d bought […]

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Fixation – part one

The woman who answered the door was older than me by about a decade, slim and immaculately dressed, with waves of dark hair around her shoulders. The townhouse didn’t seem to fit at all down this side street near Piccadilly that I’d never even noticed before. ‘Are you Arabella Bishop?’ I asked – that was the name on the postcard […]

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