Friday, 9 November 2018

The Publicity Stunts - Episode 36

It’s late midweek, Gaynor’s been asleep on the sofa for a couple of hours. When she wakes, Paul’s sat facing her flipping through Pixie Lott’s glossy magazines. She lights a Park Drive and glancing over at Paul, thinks how much he resembles Claude Greengrass from TV’s ‘Heartbeat’, but perhaps with less savoir faire than Claude. ‘What are you reading about’ she questions in her soft Mancunian brogue. ‘It’s an interesting article about the great poets’ obsession with sex and death.’ he says. ‘Have you ever thought of combining the two subjects and maybe writing us a song about two people that both die whilst having sex?’ Gaynor smiles. ‘Hmmm, you may have something there?’ says Paul. Stood loitering by the doorway, Ed Sheeran suddenly pipes up, ‘Errrr, I think it’s already been done’, whilst making a furtive note on his phone.