Rat: Chapter 26

After my horror show this morning my first priority is to get normal. I sit in my kitchen drinking tea but everything seems different-I don’t remember the house being so big and all the house creaks sound unfamiliar and eerie. I cook myself a nice big bacon sandwich but after only a few mouthfuls I […]

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Rat: Chapter 25

“What time’s our flight at tomorrow morning?” I say. “Well our bus is collecting us at 5.00 so we’ll have to take it easy Tony,” he says before taking a swig from his beer bottle while on our way to the club. When we arrive at Babylon we’re no longer subjected to the usual bouncer […]

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Rat: Chapter 23

The club is a lot sleazier than what I expected with lots of middle-aged men-who’ve probably just tucked away their youngest into bed-waving crumpled notes in their hands. I thought it would have been more of a Liverpool buzz with a kind of pub-come-strip club atmosphere. The kind of place where the barmaid gives you […]

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Rat: Chapter 22

I’m walking not because I want to but because I have to. I woke up this morning with a real purpose and venom adamant that today-in the very least-I would see daylight. I asked Matt out of courtesy if he fancied joining me but the vodka in his hand was response enough. My hotel is […]

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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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