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Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019

Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019

Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019 Once off the train, Travis decided to find the bathroom and see if he could somehow wash the smell of dog urine off his trouser. The now painful scratchy tag at his lower back was combined with a wet slap of cloth against his leg every time he…

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Doggone Train – Part 2 April 2019

Doggone Train – Part 2 April 2019

Doggone Train – Part 2 April 2019 As the train pulled out of Fish Hoek station, Travis stepped his legs wide to stop from falling over. The 6am train wasn’t quite yet full, but he knew it was going to get fuller as they bumped, scraped and squeaked along the line to town. He bumbled…

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Doggone Train – Part 1 March 2019

Doggone Train – Part 1 March 2019

Doggone Train – Part 1 March 2019 The pants that Travis’s mother had organised for him to wear scratched his lower back lightly with each step. It had tickled initially, making him skip, but now it felt like sandpaper, and Travis had to reach into the back of his pants with great effort to try…

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For the love of art – Part 4 February 2019

For the love of art – Part 4 February 2019

For the love of art – Part 4 February 2019 Over the next four weeks, Ellen would visit no. 12 once a week. Each visit would enable her the opportunity to remove one of the famous paintings. She found a bag that fitted each painting and carefully removed every single one. Except for the Pierneef….

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For the love of art – Part 3 January 2019

For the love of art – Part 3 January 2019

For the love of art – Part 3 January 2019 Ellen sat staring at the Irma Stern painting on her calendar. Her thoughts miles away from her task of updating the houses on the website. She loved the emotion held in the Fisherman’s eyes. It was day four and she hadn’t heard a peep from…

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For the love of art – Part 2 December 2018

For the love of art – Part 2 December 2018

For the love of art – Part 2 December 2018 The envelope of cash arrived at the end of the week. A courier walked in with an A4-size brown envelope and handed it to Ellen. She felt it and knew instantly what it was. “Oh my” Ellen gasped, unable to contain her surprise. Who would send…

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For the love of art – Part 1 November 2018

For the love of art – Part 1 November 2018

For the love of art – Part 1 November 2018 Ellen ran her fingers lightly over her keyboard. A little ritual she performed whilst she read emails. A barely audible hum passing her bright red lips. Her purple glasses perched lightly on her nose as she tucked a strand of box-dyed red hair behind her…

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