Posted in February 2012

Pity

Pity

The cleaner moves away from the taxi, shuffles out of the busy main road, onto the refuge island where the traffic lights are harboured. She is reunited with her bucket of lukewarm water that holds a melting bar of cheap soap at the bottom, dropped in like a coin that’s been wished upon and thrown … Continue reading

Diablo’s games

Diablo’s games

Outside the building she tries to regain composure. Inside her chest her heart pounds away. That was close. She flags down a taxi, dives into the backseat. She gives the driver, an aged Afro-Caribbean man with a friendly face and a leather flat cap, her address. He smiles his acknowledgment in the rearview mirror, announces … Continue reading

Good news

Good news

The woman tuts, rolls her eyes away from the sexist pigs ogling her disgustingly, and shakes her head as she speaks into the phone. “Nothing, just some idiots in a van.” Her feeling of annoyance evaporate when she hears him speak to her. She turns the corner, onto their street, and a smile spreads across … Continue reading

Lost for words

Lost for words

He is sat in the passenger seat. There are three of them in the van. He is next to the window. A large man, his colleague, sits beside him. A larger man, another colleague, drives. A heady mix of techno music blares out through the speakers. The volume is embarrassingly loud. His colleagues share a … Continue reading