Vanessa couldn’t believe her luck when Reggie asked her out. I’ll treat you to a Nando’s, he said.
He drove her to the West End in a silver Volkswagen Golf GTi. Vanessa didn’t dare ask where he’d got it. They abandoned the car down a side street off Charing Cross Road and ran laughing towards Trafalgar Square.
Belly, my short-short story published in Ellipsis Zine in 2019, is included in Salt Publishing’s Best British Short Stories 2020 anthology. Thanks to Nicholas Royle for choosing it.