Rat: Chapter 16

“Cheers,” we both say as our beers clink together. “I can’t believe we got such a great deal for Portugal,” Matt says. “I just can’t believe that I’m actually going full stop.” “Yeah it’ll be class especially as we have the European championship on during the day.” We’re not even in the club that long […]

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Rat: Chapter 15

I can feel everyone’s piercing eyes burn right through the back of my skull. Whenever I turn around the talking stops and various looks are exchanged-excitement, envy, disdain, and approval. From the girl’s it’s mainly distain although in Mary I could see I’d been upgraded from casual disdain to repulsion. Everyone is so enthusiastic about […]

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Rat: Chapter 13

The days go past like hours. Breakfast is nothing more than a concept and I haven’t had lunch away from my desk in weeks. I look like shit. My face is taut and pale and I’m a spotty mess-every time one break out seems to clear another sprouts up in its place. Some of them […]

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Rat: Chapter 12

I haven’t left the house yet and I already feel like shit. I went to bed early in anticipation of the big day ahead but didn’t get asleep before four. Every time I closed my eyes the only thing I saw was Roseanne. I spent the entire night trying to think of ways to outmaneuver […]

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Rat: Chapter 11

I should be celebrating but all I can think about is the impending doom of Monday. The lads off the football team are still buzzing from our 3-2 victory earlier but it’s the furthest thing from my mind. I’m on what must be my seventh pint but it’s not having the desired effect I require. […]

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Rat: Chapter 10

I tried studying my notes on the bus for all the good it did. They’re totally superfluous unless you’re right in front of the particular screen in question, and even then I doubt they’d make much sense. I make sure I’m in for 8.05 and am surprised to see Sonya in before me. “What has […]

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Rat: Chapter 9

Walking down the quays the ice cold breeze cuts me in half, although I’m grateful as it wakes me right up. This is the first time in weeks that I’ll be in before nine and I didn’t sleep a wink last night in anticipation. The day hasn’t even begun and I already feel drained. When […]

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Rat: Chapter 8

The weekend sneaks by like a thief in the night and before I have a chance to digress, digest, and churn out a politically correct serving, I’m already discussing fictional plans for the upcoming weekend with some social misfit from the legal department. He may or may not be Ross but judging by his fluffy […]

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Rat: Chapter 7

Since Joanne’s last sucker punch I’ve pretty much shied away from the group entirely, which given that I wasn’t having breakfast with them anyway meant just skipping lunch. The lads don’t really have the time either, or else lunch at random intervals, so I pretty much fly solo. Lunch like the rest of my day […]

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