A yellow crust filled the lines around Miss Baxter’s misty blue eyes. Her dull brown hair was unkempt, the light from the open window highlighting the split ends; her lips were cracked and littered with flecks of dry skin that she chewed between sentences like gastronomic punctuation marks.
He was leaning over the freezer cabinet, fondling what looked, from her safe vantage point, like a pack of frozen peas. He had no arse – just a sagging denim flap, like a diseased internal organ, stained with, Sally hoped, mud; his hair was matted and shiny with grease, like a teenager’s, although she assumed he was the same age he always was when they first met – late twenties. She couldn’t actually see from her position behind the gondola end, but she knew the shoulders of his denim jacket – yes he was wearing double denim – would be littered with dandruff.
Before we start, I want you to do something for me. I just need you to say out loud, “Sluvercrum, you are nothing to me.” That’s it, pretty simple. You can say it from wherever you are sitting or lying, no need to look in a mirror —unless you want to for dramatic effect.
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The Missing Child
Lucy discovered the gap in the hedge. We were heading for the park via one of the network of alleyways that ran behind the posh houses on Long Lane. However posh the houses, the alleyways there still smelt of dog shit – this was way before the days of pooper scoopers or little blue bags, and even in April 1976 was turning into a sweltering year.
Me Marc and It
Marc was filing his nails. They were already buffed and manicured to perfection, but he was letting me know he was bored. White flecks snowed down onto the car seat between his legs, some onto his lap; he brushed them off irritably.
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