Caro left home to work with horses.While she was away Rich started seeing Edie again.When Caro found out she packed a rucksack and hitched home.Some old guy in a Mercedes picked her up on the road and one thing led to another and they ended up doing it in the back seat of his car.When Rich told me this I said that was a risky thing Caro had done.Rich said yeah that was what the old guy told her after they had done it
Caro and Rich went out for the evening to try and patch things up.They asked me to go with them.I know it’s pathetic but I’m very fond of them both if you know what I mean.Things were going OK but then Edie walked in and Rich just got up and left with her.I walked Caro home and ended up with her crying into my shirt.
Caro rang me up the very next night and said we two should go out without Rich.We did but Caro talked about Rich the whole night.Then Edie came in with her brother and her brother’s friend and her and the friend looked pretty tight.I said to Caro why didn’t she tell Rich but she said it would be better coming from me.
So I told Rich and he went out and got drunk and then he came over to mine.I guess he really cares about Edie.When Rich gets drunk he takes his clothes off and then falls asleep and that’s how he is sat on my sofa.I’m a bit concerned about the cushions.The heating has gone off and his shriveled penis looks like a piece of root ginger.I kiss him on the brow and say goodnight Rich.He says goodnight Caro.
Movie still from the motion picture "Vagabond" copy written 1985
Bio: John Hartley Bio: John Hartley was widely published in small press genre magazines in the 1980s and 90s; discovering a plethora of literary webzines has encouraged him to rake over the past, confront old guilt, or simply stare at people on buses and trains, and start writing again.