Rat: Chapter 30

I don’t need to switch on my PC to know that the absolute bare minimum required has been done with my work. My desk has already cast me adrift by burying me in three weeks worth of paperwork. I wouldn’t even mind so much if it was left for me to be filed as opposed […]

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Rat: Chapter 29

The thoughts of going home tomorrow are killing me. My time in Menorca has for the most part been incredibly boring, but even now as I sit here having my first beer in days with my mother, while another karaoke killer howls in the background, I feel good. I look great tanned from head to […]

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Rat: Chapter 28

I wake up actually feeling more tired than before I went to sleep which indicates how run down I really am. I want the Nurofen on top of my bedside locker but don’t have the determination just yet. I lie in bed-for what seems like an eternity-absently staring into space until my mother comes in. […]

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Rat: Chapter 27

The pub looks great since the last time I saw it although it wasn’t open to the public then. The various pictures and knick-knacks make the place look authentic although the pog ma hoan sign makes me cringe. I’m delighted the hysteria from my arrival has died down but more importantly I’m just glad to […]

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Rat: Chapter 26

After my horror show this morning my first priority is to get normal. I sit in my kitchen drinking tea but everything seems different-I don’t remember the house being so big and all the house creaks sound unfamiliar and eerie. I cook myself a nice big bacon sandwich but after only a few mouthfuls I […]

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Rat: Chapter 25

“What time’s our flight at tomorrow morning?” I say. “Well our bus is collecting us at 5.00 so we’ll have to take it easy Tony,” he says before taking a swig from his beer bottle while on our way to the club. When we arrive at Babylon we’re no longer subjected to the usual bouncer […]

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Rat: Chapter 23

The club is a lot sleazier than what I expected with lots of middle-aged men-who’ve probably just tucked away their youngest into bed-waving crumpled notes in their hands. I thought it would have been more of a Liverpool buzz with a kind of pub-come-strip club atmosphere. The kind of place where the barmaid gives you […]

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Rat: Chapter 22

I’m walking not because I want to but because I have to. I woke up this morning with a real purpose and venom adamant that today-in the very least-I would see daylight. I asked Matt out of courtesy if he fancied joining me but the vodka in his hand was response enough. My hotel is […]

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Rat: Chapter 21

The weed Matt rolled is some really good shit and seems to help balance out the copious amounts of booze we’ve been binging. “This weed is quality guv’ I’d normally be asleep by now otherwise,” I say suddenly realizing that I haven’t even had breakfast. “Maybe I should start djing again?” he says while imaginarily […]

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Rat: Chapter 19

“Jesus Spain killed those suckers,” Matt says. The game was a total non-event but I was happy because I’d backed them to win the competition. “Yeah it was a nice result alright. I put 300 quid on them to win the Euro’s so they’d better come through.” “300 quid on a country who are perennial […]

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