Category: Goodbye Danny

Goodbye Danny: Bumbling Fool

Goodbye Danny: Bumbling Fool

 2nd Post Challenge of 31 An Extract From Goodbye Danny   As I reached the driveway gate to BAUER & HANSEN, a bright yellow sports car almost ran me over. Screeching to a halt, the car pulled up alongside me in the driveway. I heard the car door open and a deep voice said: ‘I’m really …

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Goodbye Danny: A Hand To Hold

Goodbye Danny: A Hand To Hold

An Extract From Goodbye Danny   A BAD DREAM disturbed me sometime during the night. I killed Danny in his sleep; bludgeoned his head with a stoning hammer. My thumping heart woke me, and I heard him snoring. It scared me because I smiled the entire time and laughed during the attack. What do dreams …

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Goodbye Danny: Oh Joshua!

Goodbye Danny: Oh Joshua!

An Extract From Goodbye Danny   She turned her attention back to me. ‘Now don’t you go falling in love with Joshua.’ Bridget joined us. ‘All the girls do,’ Mia carried on. ‘Consider this a warning. Be prepared.’ She turned to blushing Bridget. ‘Sweetness, tell Sophia what happened the day you met Joshua.’ ‘Ooh, Joshua.’ …

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Goodbye Danny: Happy Birthday

Goodbye Danny: Happy Birthday

An Extract from Goodbye Danny   ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOPHIA!’ Ryan sang over the phone, the morning of April the twentieth. ‘You’re a day early. But thanks anyway.’ ‘Oh really, I must’ve forgotten. So how’s everything with you? You happy?’ The way his tone changed made me question his sincerity. ‘Yes, thanks.’ ‘There’s a vicious rumour …

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Goodbye Danny: Penthouse Dream

Goodbye Danny: Penthouse Dream

AN EXTRACT FROM GOODBYE DANNY We drove thirty minutes along the north coastal road from Durban. In Umdloti, in front of a large block of apartments – directly over the road from the beach – he parked his Mercedes. Out came a gym bag from the back seat, and he led the way. Up a …

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Goodbye Danny: Talk to me

Goodbye Danny: Talk to me

An Extract from Goodbye Danny AT COLLEGE WE were given two weeks to complete an assignment on serial killers. It was returned to us today. Once again, I received top marks. Mr Scott called me back again but this time I wasn’t as friendly. Danny said that he’d probably (a probable was always a definite) …

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Goodbye Danny: I Spy

Goodbye Danny: I Spy

An Extract From Goodbye Danny   Directly behind Ma, to the right, stood a familiar looking man talking animatedly to a waitress who caught my attention. She was smiling up at him. They seemed familiar with each other, talking loudly in Zulu. I then realised who the man was: Shaka, the cop who I stayed …

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Goodbye Danny: Pervert Boss

Goodbye Danny: Pervert Boss

An Extract From Goodbye Danny I tried hiding my grave mood from Danny when I climbed into his car early that afternoon. He saw right through me. ‘What’s wrong, Sophia?’ ‘Nothing.’ ‘I don’t believe it’s nothing. Whenever women say it’s nothing it’s the opposite. Besides, you’re clearly upset, Pickle. Come now, tell me what’s happened?’ …

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Goodbye Danny: Stop the War

Goodbye Danny: Stop the War

An Extract From Goodbye Danny While driving Danny’s big silver Mercedes to meet Ma at La Lucia Mall a strange feeling kept nagging me. I repeatedly glanced in all the car’s mirrors. The traffic turned heavy because of roadworks. My eye kept drawing to a car two cars behind me. The red BMW was always …

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Goodbye Danny: Slime Bucket

Goodbye Danny: Slime Bucket

An Extract From Goodbye Danny Except for the bar staff, Danny and I were the first to arrive. At the main bar, I sat chatting with Jenny. The club filled up steadily. Jenny had to sort something out inside the office. Danny introduced me to a handful of thugs and their heavily made up blonde …

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Goodbye Danny: Live by the sword

Goodbye Danny: Live by the sword

Extract From Goodbye Danny We returned to Ma walking slowly down the driveway, the newspaper in hand, and reading the front page. Dashy opened the gate, and Ma turned to face us. ‘Any happy news reported for a change?’ I asked. ‘No, just the usual crime – oh, what’s the name of Danny’s club?’ I …

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Goodbye Danny: Dead eyes

Goodbye Danny: Dead eyes

An Extract From Goodbye Danny   When I reached the gate, I said, ‘What are you doing here, Ryan?’ ‘I wanted to say goodbye.’ ‘How did you know I was leaving now?’ ‘Everyone knows, Sophia.’ ‘You have to go. Danny’s going to be here any —’ ‘I can’t sleep at night from worrying about you.’ …

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Goodbye Danny: Carefree and happy

Goodbye Danny: Carefree and happy

An Extract From Goodbye Danny   I WAS ALREADY wide-awake at 4.30am when the radio alarm filtered through the room. Danny stirred, rolled towards me and placed an arm around my waist. I flinched. ‘Danny, we must get up now.’ I pushed away his arm. ‘Oh Pickle, few more minutes —’ ‘Wouldn’t want to get …

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Goodbye Danny: Work for Me

Goodbye Danny: Work for Me

Extract From Goodbye Danny Nick surprised us with a house-warming party, and introduced Danny to his new staff and helpers, the runners. Most of them looked thug like and had pretty plastic girlfriends. After Danny introduced me to the ones he knew, he hardly said a word to me the rest of the evening. It …

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