Luke Allan
Ursula Cheng

Carolyn Angelo
Tobias Cook

Tom Benn
Kirsten Cowie

Emily Bone
Andrew Denholm

Sarah Christie
Elizabeth Stewart

Jack Clark
Eileen Glass

Edward Keeble
Imogen Scott

Kerrick Newstead
Anette Fritsen

Laura C-Harries
Lindsay Grime

Daisy Dawes
Alison GlanvilleJones

Sam Elliot
Laura Darling

Martin Gaston
Gillian Kirkland

Mary-Caitlin Hentz
Sarah Tanat-Jones

Kirsty Kelly
Jaimie Lane

Miranda Jackson
Trine Mangernes

Ailish McA Green
Lindsay McBirnie

Gina Mortlock
Lucy McCririck

Richard O'Brien
Elizabeth Walker

Vidur Nauriyal
Sophie Newell

Sophie Playle
Marc Noble

Kirsty Smellie
Fiona Purves

Frankie Taylor
Genevieve Ryan

 

 

It tasted like dead horse. That’s one of my favourite smells. Hell, every smell's my favourite smell. I was running, running real fast, the wind running faster by my side, and on my other side - my accomplice. That’s my bitch. She knows a good time, where to take a guy. Ok I'll admit it, I'm lying; I wasn't really going that fast, and sure I was spitting like a pig at Christmas, but I'm not done for yet, not quite past it. Fleabag? What kind of a name is that? Especially coming from a man who doesn't know his head from tail. There I am trying to do me job, watch the door, take a nap, keep clean, and there he is! Prowling round in the night like he gotta keep an eye on me. Suspicious that’s what I call that. Just because I'm in the kitchen don't mean I'm gonna bust the fridge, right? I just like kitchens is all.

So we stole it, my new favourite possession, and then down the street we where running, shoulder to shoulder, him yelling foul words at the top of his voice. Fleabag, that’s what he called me.

We darted into an alleyway, worrying the hat between us, spit lashing everywhere until it ripped. I could smell the bouncer's cologne. It clashed horribly with his lilac shirt, like curdled milk and raw egg. I liked it. We lay on the piss and vomit stained pavement, a dull thump coming from the nightclub to the left. She started scratching beside me. Seconds later I succumbed and joined in. I have a certain affinity with lice; we are all unwelcome pets are we not?

Scratching was a workout, as was spreading my legs at staring strangers on the street. Fearlessly, as ever, I took a nap in that ghetto, and dreamt of running to the next street with tail held high. I hate my tail, lost it ages ago.

She said she loved me. I believed her. Then I wandered home.

 

TEXT by Kerrick Newstead + IMAGES by Anette Fritsen