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People You Meet on Holiday

by Simon Stratton & Ed Bowman

"Hi, it's Alan from Alan and Deirdre. You know, the couple you met on holiday in Cairo, the retired engineer and his wife from Taunton? I know this is all a little bit irregular, but I have a favour to ask. After you left us to continue on our around-the-world cruise, we were boarded by pirates near Fiji and sold to a white slavery ring. I can understand it's a little awkward to ring you about this, only yours is the sole number I have on me, so if you could alert the authorities I would be most grateful. Please act quickly, Deirdre is about to be sold to a Tunisian warlord... cheerio."

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Simon Stratton and Ed Bowman met at Manchester University and now write together (occasionally).

6 comments:

Mel said...

:o)
I love this. Genius.

Quin said...

i've always said manners are one of the most important things in life...

Elizabeth Joyner said...

Every single time I read about couples in Cairo I think of this show I saw about a husband poisoning his wife there because the hospitals aren't so good. Anyways-- I liked it!

austere said...

Agape.

B said...

Wonderfully funny! I loved it. B.

Anonymous said...

Loved this, left me smiling...
always a good thing to be left doing.
Ethel