Rohan Quine, “Apricot Eyes” – chapter 11 “Ecstasy in Hunts Point” – first sample – video
Soon the black tanker veers around the corner, bounces through the waste ground, turns in my direction and stops by the trash heaps.
Fernibel emerges through a hatch from below. Beaming, she waves, makes a crucifix sign in the air and approaches the tanker, to greet Kev. A gunshot cracks out; she shrieks, staggers, clutches her foot and falls sideways.
Scorpio flounces from the tanker’s cab and runs to where she lies thrashing on the ground. He frisks her at gunpoint, finding no weapons. “You’d better pray, you evil shit,” he hisses, spitting at her face. He darts across to the wheel on the tanker’s rear, yanks it around with an access of force, leaps aside and scrambles up to perch on the rear tyre-guard.
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