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The Nosy Masochist

‘Home at last.’

Tired, irritable and in pain, Melissa kicked off her shoes, dosed up on painkillers and pulled on her baggiest, most comfortable pair of pyjamas. It had been a strange sort of day. On the upside she had handed in her notice at work, thereby ensuring her imminent escape from a job she couldn’t stand. On the downside, her period had started just before lunch, and she had spent the next few hours feeling like someone…

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Lauren Phillips-Freeman

Lauren Phillips-Freeman

Lauren Phillips-Freeman is a language teacher and writer with a love of words in all their forms. She uses writing to help her process her own tangled emotions.