CategoryNovel Extracts

The Inconvenient Truth – Chapter 28

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A sparkling glass chandelier hanging from a plaster ceiling rose coated in gold above illuminated the dining table. White wallpaper with densely scattered yellow flowers enclosed the space, and some of them were covered by colourful embroidery with thick gold plated frames. The sound of the seven o’clock news travelled vociferously through the dining room and upon the reading the headlines, the...

The Inconvenient Truth – Chapter 25

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Alexander was raised in the communist People’s Federal Republic of Vallsia. This Federation was constituted by the Republic of Asnobia, Bresia, Taorkia, Rilia and Wejia and listed around eighteen million inhabitants. Alexander lived in a two storey brick house located in the south-eastern neighbourhood of the Poksy town, the largest settlement in the Corsica Island, which in fact was the...

The Inconvenient Truth – Chapter 22

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Before the beginning of second part of documentary, I called Jade. It rang seven times, and it terminated the call by itself. I walked towards the orange plastic bowl placed on the kitchen worktop to check if the chicken has defrosted. Not quite there yet. So I turned around and walked towards the fridge to top-up my empty wine glass with the chilled Sancerre, hearing a ringtone from the living...

The Inconvenient Truth – Chapter 17

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Excerpts from CNN’s live weekly edition of Gloveless appeared on the screen, displaying a broadcasting space with an oval glass anchor desk above a cylindrical wooden base, with a large seamless video wall in the background, displaying the United Nations headquarters in New York. A skinny journalist wearing an immaculate lustrous yellow shirt sat at between two gentlemen at the far end of the...

The Inconvenient Truth – Chapter 15

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The screen began flashing scenes around the world, featuring clips of interviews with ordinary citizens on the subject of the Convention on The Secret of the Divine Civilisation. A young woman in Tokyo claimed. “It’s an excellent idea, but I think it sounds too good to be true.” A grey-bearded man replied, standing in front of the Eiffel Tower. “For me, being French, this convention of...

The Inconvenient Truth – Chapter 1

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Curiosity kills sleep, not cats! Nothing ruins a lovely romantic dinner like an absolutely pointless question about the past. Since midnight I dived straight into our water-cooled bed mattress and anchored myself to Jade’s bare body, relentlessly pursuing the dormant realm, and failed! Even the soothing sounds by the orchestra of the adjacent chestnut leaves being conducted by the ghastly winds...

The Inconvenient Truth – Chapter 5

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Do you have a passionate TV reporter living with you? If that’s the case, then you must also experience tormenting routine enquiries about their coverage. At times, you must feel like a tautological parrot, rehashing the same words, confirming that their narrative was stunning. Last December, I committed a dreadful mistake and replied with an utmost sincerity regarding her coverage of London’s...

The Inconvenient Truth – Chapter 3

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Being a Psychologist we suck at telling stories and we are probably the worst storytellers out there. My colleagues are renowned for paying attention to other people’s life stories, not in telling them. I ought to ask you about your sex life, family relationships, childhood experiences, professional success and dreams. As we don’t know each other, the safest route to instigate this peculiar...

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