The Old Bitches Boarding School Short Story

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The Old Bitches’ Boarding School For my very precious mum who bears not even scant resemblance to the title of this story. And for my gorgeous husband who will hopefully continue to ensure that I don’t either. Lissy –owns a grand but dilapidated inner city property which the local Council wants to acquire to build cheap housing. Alison –was working as a hospital orderly when Lissy was a trainee nurse. She turns to Lissy for help to escape an abusive husband. Amanda – is one of Lissy’s oldest friends who whose work as a missionary in a third world hellhole is ended abruptly when her husband is imprisoned and she’s booted out of the country. Having been fostered by Lissy’s parents as a teenager, her…show more content…
Tina – is a City Councillor opposed to the development plans. Warren – is the self-serving, Angry Birds addicted, womanising Mayor of the city There was nothing on the periphery of the weed infested iris bed to suggest that part of the stone wall was actually the edge of a deep well that had been there for nearly two hundred years. Lissy McAndrew sat with her legs dangling over the rim and looked down into the fetid gloom. In one hand was a bunch of wilted gardenias. In the other a very large whisky. “Ashes to ashes” she said and chucked the flowers into the void. There was no splash. Hardly surprising given the number of bottles her not-as-sneaky-as-he-thought alcoholic husband had thrown into the well over the years. She tossed in the glass of whisky. “Here’s a last one for the road you selfish old bugger.” A bird was making a nest in the gutter at the bottom of one of the gables of the sprawling house in front of her and Lissy wondered whether she should destroy the foundation of sticks immediately or risk the whole thing being swamped when it rained. Both prospects depressed
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