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Bag of Tricks

by Anne Deborah Taylor
Originally published by on 19/07/2018

George paced the floor, checking his watch again. He saw Rose every fourth Thursday. Sometimes his loneliness was overwhelming, but seeing her brought brief joy into his life.

Supposing she let him down? But she always came on time and he paid her well. And she always had her bag of tricks.

The doorbell finally rang and George eagerly opened the door for her. Rose smiled at him as he escorted her into the bedroom. She opened her bag, pulling out the tools of her trade.

“Well, George,' she said, holding the hair clippers. “Number two or number three today?'

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