Porno

June 16, 2014

I was away on my holidays last week and so missed a week of #200v200. So here’s week four’s attempt. The title was ‘Porno’. 

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   ‘Disgusting,’ she kept repeating. She paced back and forth brandishing the magazine in her fist, seemingly reaching for another adjective but always simply settling for a new adverb instead. ‘Utterly disgusting!’
   ‘Completely disgusting.’ He felt he should join in, show support for his wife. ‘I mean these things are… degrading…?’ He glanced over as if to confirm whether this was the correct word. He got the nod. ‘Completely and utterly degrading to women. You do know that, don’t you?’ The little crimson-faced boy nodded, slumped on the edge of his bed.
   ‘Yes, Dad. Sorry, Dad.’
   ‘It’s your mother you need to be apologising to. And… all the other women in the world. Isn’t that right, love?’
   ‘Sorry, Mum. Sorry… all the women in the world.’
   ‘Disgusting,’ he tutted, flicking through, making a big show of acting like the pages were made of physically tangible filth. ‘Would burning it be too much? Should we burn it, love?’
   ‘Eh, you can burn it… if you like, love.’
   ‘Right!’ He proclaimed, marching out.

   The little boy looked up at his mother. She offered a conciliatory smile as she kneeled down and produced a fiver.
   ‘I’m so sorry. Thank you. Mummy really appreciated that.’

 

 

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