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Skin Deep #188

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The Goss picked up the story immediately. Scurrilous the newspaper might be, but it was a well-oiled information gathering and 'enriching' machine. With sources inside police stations, hospitals and other places of ongoing human drama, it was always very quick off the mark, a fundamental necessity in the tabloid business.

'STILL WATERS RUN SKIN DEEP' ran the front page headline, with a main picture showing Cat's bath with its scum of skin (how did they get that?) plus two inset pics - a recent photo of Cat and her house exterior.

'Lovers dead in horrific ritual skinning
Memories of Marcus'

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    VerityAlways 3 months ago

    The scoop does the perfect entry every time!

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Brits might easily recognise ‘The Goss’ as one of our more, let’s say, sensational tabloids in the UK. Look up on a sunny day and you might get blinded by it. It is very popular and is renowned for the corniest of brilliant headlines... most of which I wished I’d written! I’ve tried to mirror and live up to them in this tale.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    The Goss... short for the gossip, and a well-known ‘Sloane Ranger’ contraction.

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    VerityAlways 3 months ago

    I admit no dearth of tabloids or captivating headlines

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