Monday, 26 February 2018

The Local Vicar - Episode 3

Paul lounges in the library, it’s Friday evening and he watches with amusement the last of the snowflakes gently land in the garden. Gaynor’s been in bed all week, she says she’s ill but really she’s been trying to smoke Paul’s pipe when he’s collecting his disability money down the labour exchange. It’s made her feel ‘like shit’ she says with an eloquence common to Tamesiders. ’Gaynor, it’s time to leave for tonight’s concert at the Clarence dearest’ Paul shouts up the stairwell. Gaynor turns over in bed to face the local vicar who’s re-reading an old issue of ‘Woman’s Weekly’, ‘Laters’ she smiles....