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The Man

Male | 20s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 3

EXTRACT: When I wake up there’s something on my face. I wonder if I’m still dreaming. I hope I’m still dreaming because I’ve got no fucking clue what this shit on my face is. I’m not dreaming. There’s these flecks of dry paint on my face. I turn the light on. I look at the ceiling. There’s a gap in the paint. It’s blue underneath. I hate blue. I stare at the ceiling for a while. I try to imagine that the blue patch is sky and that it’s a really nice day. It calms me for about half a second.

Contains coarse language
Contains adult themes

The Schoolgirl

Female | Teen | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 5

EXTRACT: Instead of Maths we have a special assembly about not wearing our hair to the side. They say it’s important for our ponytails to be tied in the middle of our head. I leave school through the back gate. We’re not supposed to use this gate. I’m going to get in a lot of trouble for leaving school. I’m already in trouble. Because it’s a Tuesday I open the gate of number twenty-seven and I walk around the back. They’ve got a dog there. I’ve taught it not to bark.

Contains coarse language
Contains adult themes