Monday, 24 May 2010

SHOT NO 36: A PLEASING FACE, by Anthony Sides



Much is redacted. Extremely secret, duct-taped shut, locked shut, restricted access - blank, stiff, clean: resolutely pleasant. He can't suppress it all. Smile, sneak, flipping the pages, and his teeth clench. That pain in his stomach. It's fine. A Filipina girl crying, Technicolor gloss, smeared pink grimace. Weekend in the dark with the repression sick and jealous, slip, slap, heartburn blurp: the opposite of control.



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