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I wrote this story to practise writing something that doesn’t have any magic or paranormal beings in it. Perhaps with a bit of literary flavour? Tell me what you think in the comments.

fancy restaurant


by Ronel Janse van Vuuren


Erik stopped in front of the restaurant’s dark window and checked his reflection. Satisfied that he could find no fault, he walked to the entrance and waited expectantly for one of the waiters to open the door from inside.

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I hoped you enjoyed this. I thought about having Erik drive off in an old rusted VW Beetle, but I thought the commentary on how much debt he must be in driving a Maserati was more poignant. What do you think? Do you know someone like Erik? Are you like Erik?

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