“The gunner let go of the gun. The truck stilled. The architecture seemed to simplify. For a second The Usher imagined himself floating in a stone circle of megaliths and keystones with nothing beyond or beneath but ash. The fire at the rear of the building stretched taller as the dusk gave in and the night sky crystallized above Belle-Allianz Platz. A network of stars winked into life. The crescent moon was the grin of a dead man lying with an ear to the ground. Bullet-holes criss-crossed the facade of the building. The Usher couldn’t see how it could stay standing for much longer.”
From THE PRETTIEST GIRL IN BERLIN.
THE SYLLABUS OF ERRORS by ASHLEY STOKES: 14/2/2013.
Launch Party: The Bicycle Shop, Norwich, 21/2/2013: 19.30.