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Colour by numbers (preview)

May 9, 2013

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The Big Issue has just published ‘Colour by numbers’, a story about an itinerant, resourceful man. Here’s an excerpt: Fifteen years ago a blond teenage boy knocked on my door, holding a bucket, some sponges and detergent. “Would you like me to wash your car?” he asked loudly. His voice seemed to echo down the […]

The fallen woman

November 5, 2011

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The Big Issue has just published The Fallen Woman. Here’s an excerpt: The young woman with the baby walked over to the petrol bowsers and tore white paper from a dispenser. The middle-aged woman wrapped it around the fallen woman’s hand: around a ring or two. There wasn’t too much blood now. More on the […]