25 November 2008

The Family Friend

Excerpted from Issue 7.

The girl had to go away for work to the coast for two months. She missed her visits to the family friend’s house, and carefully selected a gift for them a day before her return: a plastic packet full of hand-picked avocados the size and shape of giant gem squashes, and a bottle of raspberry vinaigrette. On the day she arrived back, she called and asked if she could pop around that evening for dinner. There was the faintest hint of hesitation, but then the family friend warmly agreed.

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