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The Claw

by Jonathan Hill
Originally published by on 03/05/2013

Kevin looked through the glass, his body tense and aching from the last half hour. The damn thing kept slipping away. If I can just snag the label, Kevin thought, as he fed in another pound coin. He wiped his damp hands on his jeans so his fingers wouldn't slip when guiding the claw. The soft toy lifted. Agonising seconds. The toy dropped. Kevin punched the air and grabbed his prize. On his way home, Kevin's eye was caught by the very same toy in a shop window. £4.99. Kevin shuddered. I could have saved over thirty pounds, he thought.

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