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."


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