Friday, 4 November 2011

Taking Stock

(Picture courtesy of Brothersoft.com)

They used to have staff in Malaysia who’d bring iced tea as she sat journaling in the shade. Now she presides over a till in Tesco, the ghosts of the servant’s deferential smiles flitting around her mouth, her Greta Garbo eyebrows painted on with a hand as firm as the conviction life was never meant to turn out like this.
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