"It was Cairo, city of television aerial skylines, where we got the maryjane of the decade, the munchies of the millennium. Police took a dim view of Sissy throwing up in the street among the followers of the prophet in their nightshirts and all. Fattest, ugliest cop said to me, what sort of man are you? He meant, go on, hit me, just once, and I’ll show you the anger of a cop in a nation that knows it will through no fault of its own always be the epitome of a Third World shithole, and of men afraid of the desires that roam their packed-out heads, I’ll show you a close-up of a police station floor. Looked at me, hardly the type to cut up rough."
A peek into the simmering lives of a couple who have developed a very strange relationship towards food. Published originally in Territories magazine in 2000 (from which the above illustration by Linda Downie and/or Jim McCutcheon comes), it has now been given a new lease of life by the fabulous people at Literally Stories, and can be read here.