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The Others – Twenty-Two

For a moment I stood, the alien to these two glittering creatures, feeling partly like an ignorant fool and partly like a hero in a myth who had united an ancient king and queen who were separated by a curse. … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty-One

Natalie was both excited and a bit frightened. So was I. We sat, calming each other and buoying each other up in the interminable taxi trip to Gabriel’s home. He lived in Surry Hills, in the penthouse apartment of a … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty

I didn’t have to wait long. Friday night I was settling to watch a DVD I’d rented, with a beer by my side and a packet of chips, when the phone rang. I checked the caller ID before I answered … Continue reading

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The Others – Eighteen

On the screen a further mystery unfolded. Natalie had turned to look at the man and he had turned from his companion to look at her. They stood for one instant, one regarding the other, no awareness of or focus … Continue reading

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The Others – Seventeen

“Ok, watch this, just over here” I said, pointing to the upper right side of the monitor. Natalie leaned forward from her hunched position, sitting so close to me I felt I might melt. Her gaze was so intent on … Continue reading

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The Others – Fourteen

“I do feel invisible, quite often,” Natalie finally said, as though she had decided by some internal assessment that I might be trustworthy, or even because she wanted to talk about it to someone. Finally, to talk to someone who … Continue reading

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The Others – Thirteen

Natalie blinked and re-positioned herself. It looked like she was buying time to consider something, but whatever it was, she was resigned to this interaction at least. I wondered what George had required of her and what she therefore expected … Continue reading

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The Others – Eleven

George remembered her all right, but in an interestingly odd way. “Natalie? Yes, the little dark one. Rather cute. But she’s very small or something, isn’t she? I know she does her shifts because she always signs on and I … Continue reading

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The Others – Nine

I’m an idiot sometimes, but anyway…. I deliberately waited to go to the club till about midnight. I’d never seen her disappearing act before then, and often it wasn’t till after 1am at least. I dressed in fashionable but ubiquitous … Continue reading

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The Others – Eight

Any academic researcher would of course put their hands up in horror about what I decided to do at that point. An artist or a filmmaker might not care so much, though it would depend how ‘purist’ they were about … Continue reading

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