‘THE ART OF HIDING‘ by AMANDA PROWSE
Nina caught the red light only a spit away from the entrance to the boys’ school. It was a regular frustration at the beginning of the day and something she tended to see as an omen.
Green light, good day. Red light, bad.
“What’s for supper?” Connor asked as he pulled at the seat belt of their Audi and flicked his overly long Bieberesque fringe from his eyes with a well-practised jerk of his head.
“You’ve only just had breakfast!” Nina smiled at her son, who sat forward with his school bag on his lap. Her youngest, Declan, gave a chuckle from the back seat.
“I know, but I’m planning ahead. I’m always starving after my match.”
“Yes, I’d noticed.” She pictured him in his rugby kit with mud-caked knees, tearing through the kitchen cupboards with locust-like enthusiasm in a desperate search for carbs or sugar, preferably both. “What have you got on today apart from the big match?”
“Nothing.” Connor extracted his phone from his pocket and began to text with agile thumbs. She decided not to express her concern yet again that all that texting and game playing would lead to arthritis in later life. It didn’t stop her from thinking it though….
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