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Male | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 58

EXTRACT: I was out driving with Josh, one of the apprentices from work. He’s a good kid, bit dopey but always happy, you know? We were listening to the radio. I dunno, some love song, and Josh was just like staring out the window and humming along. Everyone at work knows that he likes the girl in the office so I said to him, ‘you should ask her out for a coffee or a drink’. But Josh just smiled his big dopey smile and said ‘nah too awkward'. And I thought to myself, ‘Too awkward? You don’t know what that means.’


Female | 20s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 64

EXTRACT: I played tennis in high school. I was pretty good. I was in a team with three others. One of the girls had a lot of going on. Each week she’d start the game by sticking the name of someone who was annoying her, onto the tennis ball. Then we’d whack it for 45 minutes. We all thought it was pretty funny. Ben. My ex-boyfriend. Ben didn’t like dad. He said he was a drug-fucked loser. But fortunately, breaking up with Ben made me realise that he was the loser. All those late night text messages and phone calls. Pathetic.