Wednesday, 12 July 2006

Extract from The State of Me (Ch 3)

I HAVEN’T ALWAYS been ill. Once upon a time I got lots of ‘A’s and played right-inner for the school hockey team. I wasn’t very good but that’s not the point. I loved the clatter of the game and the gorgeous bruises and the orange segments at half-time. I loved the adrenaline at the start, the jamming and locking of sticks when the centre-forwards fought for possession of the ball.

© 2006 NMJ

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