Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 40 | December 2019 | Sexual Predator. Fiction from Melissa Todd

Sexual Predator. Fiction from Melissa Todd

Sunday morning, sun-dappled playground. A lone man pushing a boy on a swing, his back to her, so she couldn’t see his face, not that it much mattered. The boy was five or so, squealing, giddy. Probably didn’t get much time with his dad, whose neck showed the pallor of the 9-5 office ghoul. Thick gold wedding band embedded in thicker finger. Hands wrapped firm round the swinging chain.

She sat on a wooden bench just outside the playground, book on her lap, heels pressed neatly together. P...

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