excerpt four – a little heavy

At home Annette and Simon are eating dinner, a rare moment of relaxed solitude. It is as though the absence of Alice lightens the atmosphere, changes the feeling in the air, retrofits it with the reminder of the way things used to be. As though it all never happened. Far from Simons mind are the…

excerpt three

‘Simon Holt.’ There is a crackle on the line, and then Annette’s familiar voice comes through, sure and disinterested, like always. ‘Hi Simon, listen, I’m going to Abigail’s tonight, her and Rachel are going over the seating plan for the meeting and I think I should be there. So you and Alice can just get…