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Just The Gist #23

Alan Connor ist askink ze kwestions.

5 September 2003

Five songs. Five outlines thereof.

1. In a prison cell, a man recalls emigrating with his wife in the 1950s. Their optimism became shattered by subsequent heroin addiction (hers) and alcoholism (his), both of which she has blamed on him. Christmas is ruined. Keyword: Sinatra.

2. In an area of low pressure and high humidity, a series of bodies fall from the sky at 22:30. Keyword: angel.

3. An alcoholic sits in the bar in which she used to dance and recalls a gunfight between her lover and one of the clients. Her costume still fits, but she has become insane. Keyword: refined.

4. A student who works in a topless bar to pay her bills starts crying in front of a rich customer. He offers to take her to Mexico to ride horses instead, pausing to tell his mother about the arrangement. Keyword: bones.

5. As a new term starts, a schoolboy's bed is broken by a woman's vigorous lovemaking. He muses on the future, considering returning to his studies, trying to play a cue sport at a professional level, and the entertainment business. Keyword: amused.

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