Sheep in the Valiant

Nancy arrived at Alfonso’s house at eight o’clock Sunday morning carrying a cardboard box containing a red pot. “Dinner,” she said, “ready for the stove when we come back.” Alfonso wanted to ask her what they’d be eating. Then he wanted to tell her she looked good in her jeans and white blouse. Instead, he offered her a cup of coffee. Nancy’s red Morris Minor was parked in front of the house. She turned the ignition key. “We are on our way,” she said. The city had the cool, clean, morning smell. The business houses and car yards along Parramatta…

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