Stephanie Meets The Parents

“Hi Babe, how are, er, what’s that on your head?” “It’s a rain hood. It’s to protect my hair from the rain.” Stephane pursed her lips primly. “Oh, er, yeah, er, Mum sometimes wears one. But, er, I er, didn’t really expect….” Kevin tailed off. Stephanie glared at him, then yanked the hood off.  “Look, … Continue reading Stephanie Meets The Parents

A Good Tidy-Up: The Missing Six Months: Chapter 10

“No Mum, it’s a blue square, with a cross in it. It says ‘join’.” Sophie sighed, inaudibly. This wasn’t the first time that she’d acted as IT support for her mum, and she was sure it wouldn’t be the last, but it seemed to be particularly slow going this time.  “Why do they make the … Continue reading A Good Tidy-Up: The Missing Six Months: Chapter 10

A Good Tidy-Up: The Missing Six Months: Chapter 9

Sophie checked the address again. She had written it down carefully, but was struggling to believe what she was seeing.  “Cut’n’Curl, Railway Terrace.” She muttered to herself. “And the number 19 stops outside.”  Sure enough, there was a bus stop right across the road. And she was, indeed, looking at a sign reading ‘Cut’n’Curl’. It … Continue reading A Good Tidy-Up: The Missing Six Months: Chapter 9

A Good Tidy-Up: The Missing Six Months: Chapter 8

“Now I’ve told Judith just what’s to be done, dear, so you just need to be a good girl, and sit nice and quietly while she makes you look really smart.” Sophie glared at her mother. “I’m not seven, you know, Mum.” “Yes, I know dear, but you never liked having your hair cut, always … Continue reading A Good Tidy-Up: The Missing Six Months: Chapter 8

A Good Tidy-Up: The Missing Six Months: Chapter 7

Sarah was hardly able to contain herself as she approached the office. She didn’t normally feel like this on a Monday morning, especially if she’d slept as little as she had last night, but today was special. She nervously twisted the ring on her finger as she walked through the doors.  Maria and Sophie were … Continue reading A Good Tidy-Up: The Missing Six Months: Chapter 7

A Good Tidy-Up: The Missing Six Months: Chapter 6

Tina was slowly realising that she’d been outmanoeuvred at every turn. The result of her mother’s artful manipulation was that she was now standing outside the most run down old hairdresser’s she could imagine. She had briefly toyed with the idea of showing her annoyance at the way she’d been manipulated by wearing her old … Continue reading A Good Tidy-Up: The Missing Six Months: Chapter 6