Far Fetched Fables No 21 Jenny Blackford and Brendan Connell

First Story:  Troll’s Night Out” by Jenny Blackford

There was a lot of shrieking and laughing going on at the table behind ours.

“Girls’ night out,” I said, and took a good swig of my glass of red.

David barked out, “What did you say, woman?”

I shouted this time, hoping to penetrate the restaurant sound barrier: “Girls’ night out.”

David snorted. With his impressive snout, that was something.

“Trolls’ night out, more like it,” he said. He bared his long white canines in a toothy grin.

The comment was typical of the David I’d known and hated, before I ran away to Scandinavia. Unfortunately, it’s not considered good form to scream at one’s ex in a good Melbourne restaurant. Instead, I cut off a piece of my salmon cutlet and stuck it in my mouth, fast. The aroma of David’s steak was tormenting me.

Jenny Blackford is an Australian writer and poet whose work has appeared in... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy