Hugh Cartwright

How to Shrink Your Bedroom

She is confident. “Peacock Blue.” I cannot argue, no matter how surprising her choice; this must work. “Great idea!” I say and drive off to the store for a gallon. Together we paint the nursery. But a Peacock Blue world is eye-shattering, like being submerged within a turquoise lake. No baby could ever sleep here. …

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Sudden Death

My husband rushes into the bedroom, tears pouring down his face. “I’ve just found Angela,” he cries, “she’s dead”. Our basement lodger dead? Inconceivable. It’s a disaster. I know right away that it’s my fault: I cooked the meal last night. Angela was always super fit; it must have been my seafood lasagne that killed …

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