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Midnight Blues

Diary of a Fabulous Dreamer part 8 (final part)…

There’s a drink after work tomorrow night. That’s what they’re all saying at work. I’m sitting in my corner of the office and everyone’s talking about it. Am I going, they ask me? Kevin – aka “Mr Bryant” – seems quite keen for m…

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Weekend

Diary of a Fabulous Dreamer part 7…

It’s a shock to the system, starting work. At the weekend, I’m in the mood for a big blowout. So that’s what we do. We go round the flesh pots of the town, The Queens, The Red Lion, and the rest, and end up going clubbing to Lux. I’m used …

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Club

Diary of a Fabulous Dreamer part 6…

It’s her again. I’d know her anywhere. It’s the girl we saw the other night. The blonde one, going by the name of Kelly, if memory serves correctly.We’re doing our usual thing, hanging around the bar in Lux. It’s Saturday night and I’…

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Graduate

Diary of a Fabulous Dreamer part 5…

It’s a day out of life.  My current life.  Back to my old life, in a way.  Or is my life at home my old life, the one before I went away?  What is life and what is current?  The past and the future?  Where do they intertwine?  Or do they? Do…

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Gig

Diary of a Fabulous Dreamer part 4…

Crashing guitars on a Summer night.  You can’t beat it.  The boy’s bashing his guitar for all he’s worth.  He’s really battering it.  I’m taking a break from socialising, leaning at the bar with an ice cold beer in my hands, enjoying th…

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The Idle Ritch

It's funny how a name can take you back, revive forgotten memories, put you in touch with a simpler, more secure time. It normally happens unexpectedly as well, puts you off your guard. Take this morning. I'm coming down the stairs ready to head off …

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The Cat

Diary of a Fabulous Dreamer part 3…

The longer I’m in limbo, the more the music takes over…You know the moment you put the needle on the record.  When you get the lead-in, the snap, crackle and bop of anticipation.  It always gets me.  Every time.  The second just before the t…

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This Is A Low

Diary of a Fabulous Dreamer part 2…

I go into town on the night I arrive home.  I was bound to.  I’ve been away for a while and I want to see what’s going on.  I have a bit of a sleep when I’ve dumped my stuff in my room but, after that, I’m feeling more refreshed.  Then I …

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The Last Days

Diary of a Fabulous Dreamer part 1…

So what do you do for the last few days of college, when the exams are over?  Have a ball, of course.  You might not have much money to spend, but when did that ever stop you?  These are your salad days, after all, the last before you go out into …

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