“. . .Late-night shift at Compost was two to ten. At the start of each shift I’d unload cardboard wine-boxes of dusty hardcover books and worn toys and dented silver–my boss Toni’s gleanings from yardsales, estate sales, thrift shops. I’d carry them to the old kitchen of the 1930s bungalow which housed Compost Books, its lowish ceilings and antique linoleum painted in swirling dove-grey patterns like the feathers of freakish emus. . . “
The Sniplits audio version of “Occupational Hazards of the Late-Night Girl” is FREE this week at Sniplits. If you’ve wanted to check out Sniplits, now’s your chance. If you’ve wanted to read one of my more ‘literary’ stories, now’s your chance. If you just like getting something for free that usually costs money, now’s your chance.
The offer lasts just a few days, so don’t wait too long. This story is also available in the anthology Tales of the Heart, Vol. 1.