August 2016

Context-free Friday: athlete’s foot isn’t just for athletes

M. J. Magee - Friday, the 26th of August, 2016
'No, no,' Cuthbert said quickly, 'that's all taken care of. I mean - not that I had... It actually turned out to be athlete's foot. Funny story, apparently you can get it other places as well if you accidentally- anyway, no, that's not why I'm here.'

Cuthbert watched as the distinctive expression of a person who didn't think terribly highly of him to begin with shifted into a face of disgust. He was getting quite good at recognising it. (Though it was always easier when it was unbridled like that.)

He scratched at his nose.
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Context-free Friday: it’ll only get you killed…

M. J. Magee - Friday, the 12th of August, 2016
'I'm only going to get you killed,' Dave said, with a worrying amount of resignation in his tone. 'It's not a matter of if. It's when. And how,' he added gruffly. 'And how long you'll suffer for first.'

He took a thoughtful swig from his bottle.

'And how bad the suffering will be.'

Cuthbert's smile was beginning to waiver. 'Well. It can't be worse than hearing about it,' he suggested cheerfully.

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