Should We Fall Behind by  Sharon Duggal

Should We Fall Behind

Sharon Duggal

An optimistic story of life in modern, urban middle-England. A young man is on a quest to find a female friend and ends up in conflict with the community he enters. However, this is not a grim tale and really emphasises the value of communication for reconciliation and resolution.


Later, by the bins at the back of Tesco’s, where the street sleepers waited like Dickensian poor-boys for past the sell by date sandwiches, he asked the others about her. ‘The lass has probably gone home, back to her family, someone would have come for her. Even a charming fuckhead like you, Jimmy-boy is no substitute for’ a good ruby murray and a clean bed,’ Alan said. 
‘No. That’s not it.’ Jimmy shook his head.

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