By Lisa Heidke
Claudia Taylor's lifestyles is a large number. Her twenties and thirties appear to have disappeared in a haze of dull workplace jobs, flawed shags, and superficial spending. Her most modern catastrophe? An ill-advised fling. In an try and get a few viewpoint on her existence, Claudia jets off to wonderful Santorini along with her top associates, Tara and Sophie. yet it is not lengthy earlier than they're shaking their heads at a few of Claudia's shenanigans. in the meantime, Sophie and Tara are wrestling with their very own concerns. Sophie, a former high-flying occupation girl, is being affected by being a stay-at-home mom and her husband's nasty ex-wife. Tara is ailing of her dead-end task and attempting to write a singular. Claudia's giant holiday is an hilarious novel approximately friendship, romance, laughter, and loyalty. it is also approximately 3 lady taking inventory in their lives—with a little bit drunken karaoke thrown in to the combo. For Claudia and her buddies, lifestyles seriously isn't an analogous after their much-needed vacation in paradise.
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Despite this, I’d ended up living back with Tara and had been sharing her small Queenslander in Red Hill for over a year. ‘Sorry,’ I said, making my presence known. ‘Stress attack over the departure card. ’ ‘I want chocolate,’ huffed Levi as he threw his pink lollipop to the ground. ‘Well, you got strawberry,’ said Sophie, sounding as though she’d already flown halfway across the world with a marauding toddler. Tara nudged me. ’ ‘Nothing a few long movies and a sturdy set of earplugs can’t fix,’ I replied.
We were hot, tired and pissed off. ‘Fu — fecking feck,’ said Tara, hauling her backpack up the six flights of stairs, only pausing reluctantly when it was her turn to cajole Levi to continue his crawl up the steep narrow steps. Our two meagre rooms had no airconditioning, no fluffy white robes, no comfy beds and barely enough space to stand in, let alone unpack clothes and other personal items. So much for ‘Grecian decadence and splendour’ promised on the hotel internet site. After showering, I climbed into a crumpled denim skirt, white T-shirt and sandals with a four-centimetre heel.
The bus driver turned to me, clicked his tongue and in no uncertain terms motioned for me to disembark. My asking for directions appeared to test his patience. Tired and grumpy, probably at the end of a fourteen-hour shift, he pointed past the toilet block, away from the main drag. Once off the bus, I checked my map and instructions again. Where the hell was Marcus sending me? It was late in the day and the further I walked, the more concerned I became. According to the map, I was heading in the right direction, but I quickly got the feeling it was a dodgy area — mostly because men and adolescent boys lurched in broken-down doorways or leered at me from mopeds.
Claudia's Big Break by Lisa Heidke