True Story

by Simon Stratton

So everyday I pass in and out of the entrance and exit of the hospital lobby as a shortcut to get to the bus stop for my job as chief fryer in KFC, always saying Hi to the security guard on the desk while I pass. One day the guard Steve stops me and says We're upgrading the security systems here - I need to issue you with an ID. He says so what's your full name, uh huh, uh huh, and what department do you work in? I say cardiology and he says I look like a cardiologist. And I say I know. And I receive my ID card and I carry on to the bus stop and now I am receiving calls throughout the night and having to perform open heart surgery on pensioners and company executives.


Simon Stratton lost his MA in Creative Writing in a curry fight.