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Empty Words

Posted on February 3, 2012

I heard he had been ill but wasn’t prepared for the figure that opened the door. I should have known something was wrong when I heard the shuffling in the corridor, then the fiddling with the door handle. I waited as the curses grew louder, then it opened. An eye peered at me in the darkness. ‘I didn’t mean to disturb you,’ I muttered, ‘I was looking for Terry.’ The eye focused, the door opened wider and the figure ushered me in. I stepped forward nervously, glanced at him and tried to smile. He pointed at me. ‘In there,’ he barked. I moved forward into a large lounge. It was barren and empty and the dim light cast shadows on the walls. He shuffled…