An extract from a short story I’m writing.

Sometimes there’s just a paragraph that works. Here’s one that I like:

“Hardy was small and thin, as though he was half prisoner of war and half undernourished spider monkey baby. What little food he’d consumed in his formative years went exclusively into the growing of his ears. Whatever left-over molecules of nutrition remained were then distributed to his bones, teeth, hair and freckles. If by chance there was a lone vitamin still hanging about, it would head for his brain where it would join a mineral, a germ and the herpes virus.”

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