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Shug – a short story

24 Feb 18

Caretaker He was spiking soggy leaves in the quadrangle, stalking them as they blew in spirals, stooped against the bitter wind.

Miss Shanks watched him wince and rub at the base of his spine as she sipped her tea. He reminded her of a native she’d seen spear-fishing in the Sunday supplements. Shug had the same wrinkled, baggy face as that Pacific islander and he needed a shave too. His bottle green overalls were filthy at the knees and just the…


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