Thursday, 11 July 2013

The Sinister Sofa

In a good drama there is always a sinister and stormy cliff to throw the dead body from.

In this particular drama, all we had was the sofa.

Admittedly, it was a sinister sofa. It might have been gathering itself for a storm, too.

After all, the conversation had turned thundery.

Someone said what makes for a community?

When people gather together in adversity somebody else said.

But she was very drunk.

I threw in 'bingo' to be provocative.

I stood on the sofa so as to close the red velvet curtain across the window and draw a close on this first act.

The sofa tried to swallow me. To suck me down between its leather lips into its cushion mouth never to be seen again.

No-one noticed. Or minded.

2 comments:

  1. Beware of the extra plush. Evocative scene, love your language, very funny.

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    1. Thank you Susan. Fortunately, this reply signifies my great escape. I returned into the light with some loose change and half a biscuit.

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