Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The Local Vicar - Episode 10

It’s Xmas Eve and Paul’s been up since 5am scrubbing the house clean in readiness for Xmas Day. Gaynor’s still fast asleep and probably won’t get up till lunchtime and the local vicar’s creeping in the back door after a night on the tiles at the Parochial Church Council’s Xmas Party. He’s adamant the strip club wasn’t his idea but he’s enjoyed the ride home in the police car. Now everyone’s home, Paul feels for the first time in many years, he has a family to spend Xmas with, even if it is an unusual gang. Momentarily, he’s overwhelmed by the spirit of Xmas and the lights on the tree blur as he daps his eyes with a pair of Gaynor’s greying knickers, from the top of a pile of washing. Merry Xmas he thinks