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Feral Life #8

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We saved a little. Sometimes we had to not eat on a Thursday to save a few quid. Sometimes we stayed in bed all day. Sometimes we argued.
We had worries. She told me she was pregnant. Then she told me she wasn’t. Lines creased her mouth. She grew silent, only her eyes speaking, a foreign language. When she slept I checked her arms for punctures, track marks. Relieved, I was glad we lived a normal life.
She still laughed sometimes.
I love it when you laugh, you look so beautiful, I told her.
Tigers in cages, she said obliquely.

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    Jim M almost 5 years ago

    Writing Drabbles? LIKE A BAWS!!!

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    Jim M almost 5 years ago

    Sorry, above is a compliment

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    Jim M almost 5 years ago

    BAWS = Boss, see also.. Lonely Island

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Haha yes I got the Baws bit, but I dont know Lonely Island. Book? Film? I'll have to check it out!

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    Jim M almost 5 years ago

    Band actually- they have a song called 'like a boss', YouTube it

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Haha found it Jim. Love it like a baws, yes!

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