Friday, September 3, 2010
A Twist Of Noir 572 - Cameron Ashley
It’s not in the first stall, so he cleans. Fluorescent light gleams off the curve of the bowl.
It’s not in the second stall, so he cleans. He makes icy blue tiles a ceramic lattice of hygiene and lemon-scented sterility.
It’s in the third stall, curling into a lazy, blonde figure eight on the rim of the seat.
He closes the door. The space is now intimate and theirs. He bags the hair and pockets it.
He cleans. He makes the stall like she never was. Like nobody ever was.
Tomorrow he’ll meet another.
Tonight he’s all hers.
BIO: Cameron Ashley is one part of the troika of editors at Crime Factory and lives in Melbourne, Australia.