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Not a morning person

A no-nonsense prison officer is faced with verbal abuse from a prisoner and tackles it his own way

By Raymond G. TaylorPublished 10 months ago 1 min read
Photo: Ministry of Justice

07:45 Radio squawks: “All units, unlock for activities!”

My mate heads off to cell 5-01, as I head for 5-50, working around the landing to meet in the middle.

Reading the list, I unlock 5-50, 5-48, 5-47, with a: “Time for work, lads,” or “Morning gents, education.”

5-38: “Workshops, gents!”

“Fuck off!”


“Fuck off and shut the door.”

“Okay, let’s try this again. Morning Mr Bradley, breakfast is served, and your workshop instructor awaits your convenience.”

He laughs. “Okay guv, sorry I swore at you. Good morning and thanks.”

“You’re welcome, Bradley,” I chuckle, turning to the next door.

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Short Story

About the Creator

Raymond G. Taylor

Author based in Kent, England. A writer of fictional short stories in a wide range of genres, he has been a non-fiction writer since the 1980s. Non-fiction subjects include art, history, technology, business, law, and the human condition.

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