Relax it's Blue Friday
Scene from Blue Friday which is novel #2. It's set in a dystopian society in the future where working hours are strictly controlled by the government and follows Leviticus, the leader of the Underground Overtime Network who fights for the right for people to choose when they can work. Here's a small extract ...
Keturah sat whilst Trent stood with the Tortoiseshell suitcase. He felt tired as if the underground was a parasite sapping his strength. Keturah made eye contact with him, he wiped his brow, the oppressive sound of silence pushing them apart.
The train pulled away exposing an advert curving around the wall. It was a government commissioned retro poster showing a half-naked leather clad couple. It read …
Relax And Do It When Your Work is Done.
Somebody had spray painted, Working Well Ard over it in red paint.
As the sound of the train disappeared into the darkness a Family Protection Agent appeared at the entrance to the platform, walked down, kicked the shoes of the old beggar.
‘Come with me.’
The man struggled to his feet, grabbed his hat, stumbled and sent a coin spinning over the platform. Wheezing, he bent over to pick it up, his fingers fumbling, snatching.