ST100: Me Too, Buddy by Giles Ward

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Me Too, Buddy by Giles Ward

I just caught myself talking out loud. I was outside Boots.

I remember we used to take the number 4 into town to spend the pocket money singeing the lining of our pockets on Subbuteo sets and 7-inch singles. There would be a guy on the corner of Fargate selling the late edition Star by caterwauling in a deep, slow slur of un-punctuated vowels. We would dare ourselves closer to him and laugh. In between his retched yelps he would talk to himself. Nonsense, mainly it seemed. Nothing stuff. How, we wondered through shrugs, could anyone have become so disconnected?

The SHORT TALE 100 – OCTOBER 2016

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