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Tiny silent movie about a cleaning fetish. And sherry.

I have two further flash fiction films on SlideShare:

Pirates - about bitchy kids and revenge.

The Onion - about creepy Uncles and soup.

Plus a tapas-sized presentation of my Master of Creative Writing exegesis:
The Literary Benefits of Linguistic and Cultural Hybridity.

Clean first appeared in Blackmail Press #34

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  1. 1. Clean
  2. 2. Doreen keeps her house extremely neat.
  3. 3. A place for everything and everything in its place, she says to herself.
  4. 4. Every morning she works her way from room to room dusting window sills and picture frames,
  5. 5. even picking up ornaments and dusting the dust-free spaces beneath them.
  6. 6. She vacuums the rugs, room by room, rolling them up to vacuum underneath.
  7. 7. On rainy days she takes all the clean pots out of the clean- pot drawers and washes them. If it's not raining, she sweeps the driveway.
  8. 8. She irons every afternoon. She irons her underwear, blouse, skirt. She irons tea-towels, pillowslips, sheets.
  9. 9. She's a production line that can't stop clicking and whirring despite diminishing returns.
  10. 10. Once a week she changes the sheets on the children's beds, just as she always has though her five children have long since left home.
  11. 11. In the evenings she sits in her chair, drinking sherry, all alone.