Inspiring Older Readers
The Balcony Scene by Bruce Johns
Available exclusively on the Letterpress Project website, a superb new short story from Hereford-based writer, Bruce Johns.
There are five photographs in all, held together by an elastic band that winds round itself more than once, the rubber tangled and gristly. Don found them in a shoe box whose original contents are recorded at one end: boy’s lace-ups, size two. When he first removed the lid a trapped smell was released that brought to mind the brightness and boredom of shops; the haunches on crouching Saturday girls; a child’s breath in his ear as he felt through the leather for a toe.
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