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SA Partridge

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New short story up at Itch

The latest issue of Itch is live. I was privileged to have a short story chosen for the eighth edition.

The Tourist was written for Helen Moffett and inspired by my stay at Tintswalo Atlantic in Hout Bay. It tells the story of a group of young British tourists who find themselves in hot water during their holiday in Cape Town. A few furry friends also make an appearance.

Here’s a quick taste:

The lodge is located at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, right on the shoreline. There are no other buildings for miles. Little did we know that the exclusivity would come back to bite us in the ass. It’s eerie without the staff. The elegant dining room is sparse and empty, the only sound coming from the wild waves of the Atlantic crashing against the rocks outside the windows. It’s also much colder without a crackling fire to keep us warm.

The kitchen is state-of-the-art, with stainless steel surfaces and giant chrome ovens and fridges. It’s also completely alien. My mother is a Duchess. I’ve never had to lift a finger for myself since I was born. Not that I’m in any way lazy, I’ve just never had the chance to look after myself.

Read the full story here.

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://tiahbeautement.typepad.com/quotidian/" rel="nofollow">tiah</a>
    tiah
    March 27th, 2011 @13:00 #
     
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    Congrads!

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    March 27th, 2011 @16:56 #
     
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    Love the way you have tweaked this Sally, although I have a soft spot for the original :)

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