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Schadenfreude – Nineteen

David never really contemplated how much he under-estimated people. His success, his sense of self on the internet and on the stage, and his ever-growing ego, did not allow enough space in his contemplation to consider that he could be … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Eighteen

So David commenced a life on the high wire, a balancing act of comic book proportions. One the one hand, he followed Andrew’s lead and his suggestions and allowed him to fashion for him a program for success. Andrew definitely … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Seventeen

But it wasn’t a club of two, not in real life at any rate. In real life, there was the third party, the triangle’s top point, the manager and the boss, Andrew. The first meeting with Andrew on Monday was … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Sixteen

Later that night David visited the chatroom again, hoping she might at least be sitting watching the others, waiting to pounce. They could private chat and compare notes on how the little creatures suffered. But there was no sign of … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Fifteen

Schaden/Lisa was a perverse creature, he decided, or maybe the medium of the internet brought that out in her. Whatever the case, at lunch she’d been almost overwhelming in her openness and emotion, but now, over the net, she reverted … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Fourteen

Vlad: Today was great..I really enjoyed meeting you.. Schadenfreude: I’m glad you enjoyed yourself.. Vlad: I hope you did too! Schadenfreude: I enjoy all our interactions David Vlad: So do I, so do I..it’s remarkable how intimate the net is..how … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Thirteen

David felt disappointment collapse in his chest, a trickling that turned quickly to what felt like a gushing of blood in his chest cavity. It was physical, this reaction, it was sickening. Could she be persuaded to see someone else? … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Twelve

David knew Claude’s bistro quite well. Two years before he’d worked in a less celebrated accountancy office and it had small rooms tucked away in York Street, so he would often get out of the depression of the place and … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Eleven

‘Andrew’s office,’ a girl breathed down the phone. She sounded young. She was probably pretty, and small. David imagined that would be the pre-requisite for employment with Andrew. He wondered if she might be ‘the girl’. ‘Tell him it’s David, … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – Ten

Elevated on the sense of success in his pursuit of Schaden, David felt confident in other pursuits. It was almost midday at the office. He’d done two tax returns for clients with more money than sense or morals, and found … Continue reading

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