Saturday 20 October 2012
Complement by Andrew McCallum Crawford - published on McStorytellers
Complement by Andrew McCallum Crawford
Johnson ladled soup into the bowl and placed it on the flat part of the paddle, which was balanced on the lip of the hatch. Morris took the weight of the shaft and pushed the food carefully into the cell.
Smith, the prisoner, lifted the bowl.
‘Stop!’ said Morris. ‘You touched the paddle!’
This story is part of a series I've been writing about authority figures, and how we react to them. The complete story can be read here on Brendan Gisby's excellent Scottish Fiction site, McStorytellers.