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‘Primal’ by Deborah Serra

Samuel slips the knife to Rex.

Wilkins rocks forward onto his toes, to get a clear look at Ben, who sits in reverence with his head dropped forward, exposing the pale smooth nape of his vulnerable neck.

The air is rank with odor from damp armpits, oily hair, and decaying gums. It’s the smell of rot.

When Wilkins has guard duty on Sunday mornings, he watches Ben Burne, because it makes him feel hopeful here among the human scrap meat. He is drawn to the devotion on Ben’s face, and so he doesn’t notice the jagged-edged homemade blade as it is passed from one inmate’s hand to the next, underneath the lip of the stainless steel pew.

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As this was a competition win, courtesy of the lovely Vicki, over at ‘I’d Rather Be Reading At The Beach’, a PDF of  ‘Primal’, was sent to me free of charge, by its author Deborah Serra, in exchange for which I offered a review.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne