Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The Kindness of Strangers


She sucked in her lined cheeks, tongue jostling the smooth hard dentures around her soft, toothless gums, and drew in one long breath, before releasing it and shattering the stupid woman’s stuck-up, middle-class plans with a well-aimed blow.

Don’t you know the museum’s closed?

She might have smirked inwardly as the children exchanged sneaky, gleeful grins, as their mother slumped, defeated, but it would have taken a lie-detector to unmask and reveal her guilt.

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