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Sloth - story

Eva Menasse

Fritz had met ‘that Hilda woman’ in a bar called Paradise Now – sheer chance, really. He never usually went to places like that. For years he had been rotating among three or four pubs…

Father Christmas Spends the Night

Father Christmas Spends the Night - story

Samanta Schweblin

The Christmas that Father Christmas came to spend the night at my house was the last time we were all together. After that night Mummy and Daddy stopped fighting, but I don’t think Father Christmas…