The Brat – Perry McDaid – 1000 words (General)
A modern semi-romantic but cynical take on a Christian parable with loads of dry humour.
Steph muttered ill-temperedly as she prepared her Veal Supreme. It was uncomfortable enough being a vegetarian and having to prepare meat without the additional grief of the identity of the guest of honour.
‘Lord,’ she mumbled, ‘what a leech.’ She recalled, before his ‘sabbatical' how his hands seemed to take on lives of their own each time he visited the estate's kitchen; as if he had some sort of mauling rights with female employees. A brief smile temporarily erased her scowl.
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