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Illustration: Michael de Lucchi
Illustration: Michael de Lucchi

Carole shuddered. Another atrocious blind date. She wasn’t asking for much. But a man who tried to impress her by burping out the alphabet after a few beers was not on her list of top 10 favourite evenings.

Atrocious indeed. Carole let out a frustrated sigh as she folded away the last of her neatly pressed ironing.

She was a simple woman. Her life revolved around work, her pet gold fish, and more work. As the personal assistant to the CEO of a prominent branding company, she was always kept on her feet with little relaxation time.

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