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>Exorcism pt. III

> Continued from Part II The brigadier was going from bad to worse, as he hadn’t had a whole-night’s sleep in weeks. He started to forget things, turned up to work in a dirty uniform, unshaven and deranged. He forgot … Continue reading

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Exorcism pt. II

  Continued from Part I To make things worse, the squad’s bookworm, Sotirakis, had been reading Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft recently, and his wild imagination conjured images of masked aggressors, outlandish beasts with claws and fangs. He’d sit … Continue reading

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>Exorcism pt. I

> They were all gathered inside the outpost-even Linda the dog was terrified, hidden under the TV stand. The guards did their shifts in pairs, so that they’d have someone to talk to. Patrol duties were largely neglected, not because … Continue reading

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Lavoura’s tale

A long time ago, long before the time of the Turks, when the Franks were ruling the land, there was a rich feudal lord by the name of Markéllos. Markéllos had a daughter, Lavoura, who was of marriage age. Lavoura … Continue reading

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>Things I hate about Cyprus

> Right…here it is. I’ll try to keep the rant to a minimum. (Following on from ‘Things I love…‘) 1) Class mobility Especially in the countryside, where an up-to-recently peasant class has quickly transformed into a middle class. Nothing wrong … Continue reading

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>Things I love about Cyprus

> Every time I go back to Cyprus for holidays (and to see family) I have to readjust to life there, even if it’s just for a few days. It goes without saying that the differences with the UK are … Continue reading

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