Chapter 11 (Part 1of 2) of The Crows is online today!
CW for coma patient, physical space violations and objectification, the [encouraged] relapse of an alcoholic character.
CHAPTER 11: DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
Links on my podcast page.
…in which several days pass eventfully…
“I dare say you’ve seen many a person die in this room,” Dr Monday said conversationally over Carrie’s head, wiping the beads of sweat from her brow. He had his own unique scent, filling Carrie’s head with peace; sepia film reels and withered violets, her father’s old jumper and peppermints masking forbidden Camel cigarettes, warm mahogany and washed linoleum, unused cardboard and Bakelite appliances. The smell of memories, not all of them her own.C. M. Rosens, The Crows, pp. 205-6
This chapter ended up being really long but I found a place to cut it so that it stayed a reasonable length for the episode. I failed to find a good place in Ch 12 so that one is double the length (about 40mins)! Apologies for that in advance.
Dr Monday is a shadowy form in a suit, who turns up to house calls wearing masks of human skin. It is unclear whose faces he is wearing, but he has a substantial collection. If you would like to know more about him, you can check out my posts on getting medical help in Pagham-on-Sea, and find out about his companion Miss Charlotte.
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