Crocodile hunt

Van Luyn, Ariella (2011) Crocodile hunt. M/C Journal, 14 (3). pp. 1-8.

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[Extract] The man jiggles the brick, gauges its weight. His stout hand, a flash of his watch dial, the sleeve rolled back, muscles on the upper arm bundled tight. His face half-erased by the dark.

There's something going on beneath the surface that Murray can't grasp. He thinks of the three witches in Polanski's Macbeth, huddled together on the beach, digging a circle in the sand with bare hands, unwrapping their filthy bundle.

A ritual.

The brick's in the air and it's funny but Murray expected it to spin but it doesn't, it holds its position, arcs forward, as though someone’s taken the sky and pulled it sideways to give the impression of movement, like those chase scenes in the Punch and Judy shows you don't see anymore. The brick hits the cement and fractures. Red dust on cops' shined shoes.

Item ID: 24743
Item Type: Article (Creative Work)
Media of Output: M/C Journal
ISSN: 1441-2616
Keywords: creative writing, fiction, historical fiction
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 02:50
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