Rat: Chapter 21

The weed Matt rolled is some really good shit and seems to help balance out the copious amounts of booze we’ve been binging. “This weed is quality guv’ I’d normally be asleep by now otherwise,” I say suddenly realizing that I haven’t even had breakfast. “Maybe I should start djing again?” he says while imaginarily […]

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Rat: Chapter 20

“Tony get up, get up.” Tony finally opens his eyes but is totally out of it. He’s slumped against some man’s chest but the man has his arm around Tony like they’ve been best mates for years. All I see is floor. My head flops to the right. Is that a gun in his shorts? […]

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Rat: Chapter 19

“Jesus Spain killed those suckers,” Matt says. The game was a total non-event but I was happy because I’d backed them to win the competition. “Yeah it was a nice result alright. I put 300 quid on them to win the Euro’s so they’d better come through.” “300 quid on a country who are perennial […]

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Rat: Chapter 18

We’re inappropriately dressed for the scorching weather but there was no way I was wearing a pair of shorts in Dublin airport at 4.00 am. I feel like such a paddy in my jeans and Abercrombie jumper. Our hotel room won’t be ready until after 12.00 however I’m more than happy to bask in the […]

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Rat: Chapter 17

“Anthony could you come over to me when you have a second please?” Roseanne says. I don’t waste any time and report straight over to her. “Okay we have PWC in while you’re away and I need you to have the audit complete by C.O.B Friday. They’ve requested our daily packs for a list of […]

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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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