That’s the heart. Right there.
Dor’s stool where she is working (with a sharp needle!) is about a metre and a half from the counter. How far is the poster? Arm’s reach but would need lunge across counter top sharp corner might hurt a bit you were considering a tattoo so toughen up just grab it GO go on you know you want to YES I DO.
Deep breathe. Lunge. Reach. Blue tack pull. Got it. Push off backwards to clear the counter top turn left so you don’t bump into dentist chair get the hell out of there.
When I reach the door I turn back to look at Dor. (Dor's door! Ha!) She does not stop me. Does not even try to. Instead she leans forward and waves, her massive knockers spilled and squished over the ghostly white shin of Kind Witch. There is a heart on her left breast. A plain old boring red symmetrical heart. No arty farty twirly whirly crap.
I am stood on the pavement around the corner from the studio. I stare at the card (your Maaaaajesty) and put it in the pocket of my Friday to Monday cardigan (it is Saturday), oh yes something else in this pocket remember? I pull my fingers out quickly but it's too late. Most of the blood has dried but there's still a stickiness on whatever it is I grabbed from Sue and Phillip, the Mayor's, house and the tips of my fingers are a dark red almost brown don't put them in your mouth it's dirty you'll get a tummy ache. I know before I even put my fingers back into my pocket that the two things I now have in my possession are the same. The same shape the same size the same bog standard playing card you can find in the house of anyone over the age of 32.
What I can't be sure of, but I'm gonna check right now even though I'm Freaky Friday scared down to my jelly welly boots DO IT I can't I'm scared GO ON you know you want to YES I DO....
Yep. There it is. Sweet monkey nuts of Georgia town there must be some way out of here says the joker to the thief. Shiiiiiiiiiiit.
Two playing cards. Both the Queen of Hearts. I need a milkshake.
6. I Go To Work Even Though I Don’t Want To As My Head Is Spinning And I Need To Think and Who Should Be Sat There But Sue Acting As If Nothing's Happened.
Catch the next chapter with the November Issue of Visable Inc.
Stan is an extraordinary girl in the head of a very ordinary Invisible Writer. Stan (along with information regarding a dead body) was introduced to a group of Sixth Formers with reading and writing difficulties, as part of a literacy workshop. Over several weeks they worked together to figure out what happened next. It turned out to be so much more exciting and brillant and bloody than Stan expected we had no choice but to share it.
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