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The Big D

by Richard Martinus
Originally published by BookHippo.uk on 08/04/2016

“Can I help you?' chirped the girl behind the Morrison’s bakery counter.

“No, I’m just looking wistfully at the strawberry tarts,' Margaret replied. “But I can’t have that kind of thing anymore, because of my condition.'

“Oh, I know what you mean!' exclaimed the girl. “They’re very big, aren’t they? Four hundred calories. I couldn’t finish one of those after dinner. But you know what’s the worst? Cupcakes! They’re eight hundred calories – each! Very pretty to look at, but I had one once and felt sick afterwards. Never again.'

“I’m amazed they haven’t got you working in marketing,' said Margaret.

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