Rohan Quine, “Apricot Eyes” – chapter 10 “A drag-queen drives a tanker” – first sample – video
Kev pauses a moment, triumphant and glassy-eyed, gazing out above Scorpio in the shrubs, southwards from this hill to where the yellow-grey glow of New York City shines enormous off a bank of cloud.
He walks to the tanker’s rear, uncoils the tube from its brackets, and stoops to fix one end of it around the container’s closed rear hatch. He returns to the manhole, carrying the other end of the tube, which he hangs into the shaft above the water. Then he scales the ladder on the tanker, walks along the container, unlocks the hatch, lifts the lid up and lays it back.
And now another sound joins the water’s roar—a sticky, chewy, wriggling sound.
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