Margins Magazine Issue 1 - Page 9

CONTINENTAL SHIFT CONTINENTAL SHIFT KATE MOUNCE 9 Cathleen has deduced that the light she can intermittently see is the glare off her kitchen work surface. That she has to deduce it at all, she reasons, is because she has never spent any length of time peering through her own letter box. That it is only sometimes visible is due to some sexless silhouette moving thoughtfully about her kitchen. Cathleen relaxes her arthritic grip on the laminated notice that she has, with difficulty, removed from her gate post. On the gate post because, as her redundant front-door key testifies, she is locked out. ‘Following the original notices to quit 46 Allingworth Road...’ Her abandoned suitcase, the silver one with the broken handle, lies prostrat