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the boarding house room

text from ‘the bookkeeper’.

There is only one place to hide a body in a boarding house room, and that’s under the bed, behind a casual drapery of tossed sheets, then you have to rest while the body drains down his still, warm blood.

And to choke a man you have to love him, you have to lie upon him on the bed and ride his great bucking heaves. He will punch wherever he can reach, so wear two shirts, two singlets. He will kick, so straddle him. Strangle him hard though, for the sake of silence.

When that all subsides, and leaves him purpled-faced to rupture, both eyes burst in there somewhere, and an oxen’s livid tongue.


pic is brisbane, 1942

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. BREW #

    And if the subsequent erection lasts more than four hours, be sure to call a doctor.

    May 11, 2013
  2. did I forget that?

    May 11, 2013
  3. Ben 182 #

    You are the man Pete. Such a way with words. I am going to buy your book but I agree with Rottmouth that it should be sold as a hard copy. Your writing is one of the few things addressing the ocean and surfing that is actually worth paying a few dollars for and having something to display. Your works are short, concise, unpretentious and perfect for quick entertainment that works on many deeper levels without looking like it’s trying way too hard (like you just picked up your first philosophy for dummies book and can’t wait to share it with everyone). good luck you old codger 😉

    May 11, 2013
  4. Max #

    I miss the story battles between Rott and Pete. The Bra Boys episodes were epic gnar.

    May 12, 2013
  5. ta ben, and get stuffed

    May 12, 2013
  6. The Roller #

    Pete. Stuffs. Rottkamp….And hard copies?….

    How ghey.

    Is the declining hit ratio/Alexa rankings so low that “branching” out to the cross dressing/surgically dehanced readers seemed like a good idea?

    Similar to the ASP. or the UFC. Whatever gets the ratings!

    Rolling Dana White style.

    May 15, 2013
  7. fucksake roller, did you invent cryptic?

    May 15, 2013
  8. The Roller #

    cryptic? hardly.

    cryptical? hells bells, yea!

    May 16, 2013

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