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Retail Outlet

by Andrew Atkinson
Originally published by on 11/09/2017

Billy waited by the large open entrance to the store. All the seats just inside had already been taken by jettisoned husbands, bored boyfriends and aged grandparents. Large numbers of people were exiting and entering the store.

“Stop thief! Stop that man!'

A figure ran forward but Billy rugby-tackled him to the ground. Oomph.

“Not me, you plonker. I’m the store detective!'

“I’m so sorry. I thought you were…'

Afterwards, Billy walked to the multi-storey car park, opened a vehicle’s passenger door. He smiled at his brother and also at the knocked-off goods on the back seat.

“Team work.'

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