Stories


I’ve always been an animal lover, and have been considered by many as a fur parent. At first, it used to be only cats, but after moving back to the US, I evolved from being a cat fur mother to the female version of Dr. Doolittle. It never started off that way, but I soon discovered that I was a walking animal magnet. Strays and waifs magically found their way to me, whether it was the lost rabbit chowing down on the neighbor’s lawn, the sad-looking stray cat hanging around the yard, or a…

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Well, I guess that it's a normal thing for every man to have that one mate that never liked football. Since my best friend was always a loser (like all of us, but he thought he was cool), he never watched football because he was more into death metal and super heroes. Now, it is okay not to watch something that you don’t find interesting, but he used to make himself an idiot when he tries to talk about football.

 

“Yeah, if you ask me, best players in the world are Ronaldinho, David Beckham…

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When my then SO and I decided to emigrate to the US from the UK, it was a major decision that also included taking our three cats. Our fourth cat had a chronic respiratory condition, so she couldn’t get a vet’s certificate, and we had to leave her with some relatives. The transition was supposed to be a breeze. After all, we planned everything, down to the tranquilisers from the vet to give the cats to sedate for the flight. So on the day, I gave them their tablets, thinking they’d be relaxed…

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When someone tells me his business plan, I don’t look at him as a person that knows shit about business. Cause in my neighborhood business is not fancy suits, expensive cars and lots of money, it’s just a bunch of useless ideas that will never make you money, things that Trotters will probably do. For example, few guys made a business out of a simple idea like beating the shit out of somebody’s teacher. So if you don’t like your grades, you know where to come! It’s simple as that.

 

Well, in…

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Drinking with my friends can, in theory, be dangerous sometimes. We can do all sorts of bad stuff for no particular reason. For example, my little brother smashed his head with a broken bottle a few days ago. Nobody knew why he did it, but sometimes things just get ugly and violent. And you regret it tomorrow morning, but when the night comes, you’ll do something crazy again. That’s the way things are going around here.

 

Now, sometimes, when nothing bad is happening, you can see something…

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As a cat lover (yes, you can call me a crazy cat-girl), I’ve had felines all my life. My mother was the same way, and like her, I had more than one cat. At one time I had seven, and it was both fun and chaotic. Each one had their own personalities, but one of my favourites was a green-eyed tortoiseshell tabby. Koo-Koo had the feisty attitude of a prima donna, and proudly earned her nickname, “Bitchy-Koo”. In human terms, she’d be the leader of an all-girl gang. She may have been the smallest of…

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I was always close to my dad. He was a quiet, gentle man who kept to himself and never raised his voice. He loved his music, and was very much the clean freak. I can still see him washing his car. He loved that thing, and took care of it like a family member. It had mats on the mats, and every exposed inch was covered. You could have eaten off the floor. It looked as new the day he sold it as the day he bought it. One of my favourite memories was sneaking into my parents’ room when they were…

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Me and my friends, we are doing some things that nobody can expect from a person to do. We behave badly quite a lot and sometimes people are not prepared for that. I don’t know why it is that way, but I don’t think that anyone should be ashamed to talk about everything in front of the people they don’t know.

 

So, one day we took a cab to take us from my house to the other side of town. We don’t do that quite often because we like to walk and we hate spending money on things that we cannot…

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When I was younger I used to make a lot of bad decisions. I still make them, but at least the ones I make now are making some sense. Luckily for me, my friends were always there with me to do every stupid thing that we can think of.

 

One day we saw some closed store and one of my friends showed us a lot of old cigarette packs in there. Now, that store was closed for years, and you couldn't buy those cigarettes that we saw anymore, so that was everything we could talk about that night. When…

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