The 12th Jan is release day for my Swiss-based novella ‘Not All Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks’, so it seemed fitting to share a snippet from it.
Here Steffen is talking to his cousin Amelia about Mark:
“Since when do you see someone”—she made the annoying pointy fingers—“without it being serious? I know you fuck about, Steffen, but repeat performances are different.”
She was right, of course. Spending time with Mark was the highlight of his week, and that was a dangerous game. But that didn’t mean he was going to admit it. “He is a nice guy, lovely actually, but we have a shelf life. He is only here for a short while, so there is no point in looking any deeper.”
She clicked her tongue. “Canned meat has a shelf life, not relationships. Where’s this lovely man from?”
“The UK—Mark is here for work.”
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