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‘It rained the day Lizzie was born. Not the gen­tle bene­dic­tion God show­ers on new­born ba­bies, but a scream­ing, sheet­ing down­pour that turned the neatly mown lawns into squelch­ing seas of mud. The rain god was an­gry. When they had built the pro­ject­ing roof to pro­tect the white­washed walls of the bungalow, they had not taken fury into con­sid­er­a­tion, or maybe they had. Maybe the rain god didn’t like the idea of any­one stop­ping him from mak­ing his fury felt. Maybe there wasn’t a rain god at all.’

THE FLOWER BOY

KAREN ROBERTS (1999)

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