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Intimate Strangers

Intimate Strangers by Kilted Wookie
Smiling as he stepped out of the lift, John walked briskly through the hotel’s front lobby and made his way to the bar. As he stepped through the doorway into the bar he spotted her, sitting at a table in the corner. As John walked towards her table she spotted him and raised her hand as he noticed a flash of recognition cross her face. As he bridged the distance between them, she gave him a slightly nervous smile.
As she’d sat in the bar waiting for John, Emma had found it hard to believe that she was actually doing this. She’d hesitated about coming here for almost a month, changing her mind several times every day since she’d first agreed to this meeting. Even during the taxi journey from her place to the hotel where John was staying she had began composing a last minute text apologising that she wasn’t going to be able to make it. The taxi had pulled into the hotel car park before Emma had had time to finish and send her message and she had foun…

Friends Reunited

Friends Reunited
by Kilted Wookie
The early evening sun was still warm as Brian and Mandy walked, arm in arm, across the park. They paused briefly to watch a few overs of the cricket match that was being played in the oval at the park’s centre before moving on again. All around them humanity thronged, enjoying the warmth of a summer’s evening. Couples walked together, oblivious of the world around them, intent only on each other, children played in groups, people walked dogs and the occasional jogger pounded along the paths, the pace of their strides matching the beat of the music in their headphones.
Although they walked with their arms around each others’ waists, Mandy and Brian weren’t like the other couples in the park. They weren’t really a couple at all. They had been once, several years before, just after graduating from university, enjoying a brief, highly intense affair before their careers had taken different paths and they had drifted apart.
Eight weeks. Tha…