2nd date: Mike turns out to be in Slytherin

I was on my second date with Mike. It wasn’t going that well. Our first date was bizarre and lovely in equal measure, mainly because of the context. This one was turning out to be more bizarre and less lovely. I had recently moved to a small village, right on the edge of London. Mike…

The weirdest first date ever

After my birthday, I just thought the sex with Mike would be a nice little one-off. We exchanged a few messages the next day. He said something about eating a bacon sandwich; he seemed to be referring back to a conversation I had no memory of. I said I’d managed to find a new pink…

I seem to be tied up. That’s annoying.

Recently it was my birthday. I had a party. I created a Facebook event, and invited all my actual friends who I genuinely wanted to come. Then I invited tenuous Facebook friends I don’t know so well – people I thought might realistically be able to make it, who I would really like to see,…