The Human Touch

 

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The Human Touch: Chapter One

The Human Touch Katherine Black Chapter One ‘For Christ sake, the dog’s giving birth on my bed. Don’t just stand there, bloody do something.’ Carla...
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The Human Touch: chapter Two

Chapter Two ‘John. John, I’ve found one. Come here, quick.’ Shelly was excited. ‘Look, I’ve found an advert. She read from social media as her...
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The Human Touch: Chapter Three

Chapter Three The school bus pulled up outside, Sammy was in the third seat from the front—his seat— staring out of the window. He showed no...

The Human Touch: Chapter Four

Chapter Four Sammy stood in the middle of the kitchen. His parents were still in bed, but he couldn’t sleep and there was no point in trying when you...
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The Human Touch: Chapter Five

Chapter Five. ‘Shelly May. Shelly May. Shelly May.’ Shelly wished that just for one hour, her son would forget her name. Fifty times a day he stood...
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The Human Touch: Chapter Six

Chapter Six Part of Sammy’s condition was that he was very single minded. Taking on sole responsibility for the dog training was a grave...
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The Human Touch: Chapter Seven

Chapter Seven Sammy packed his rucksack and then unpacked it, and packed it and unpacked it, and packed it and unpacked it, and Shelly came in to...
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The Human Touch Chapter Eight ...1

Chapter Eight Sammy needed to pee. John had advised him to use the bathroom at the café, and Sammy had made his way there with every intention of...
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The Human Touch: Chapter Eight ...2

~~*~~ Johnny broke into a sprint on the rough ground. He was already thumbing his walkie-talkie. ‘Delta Charlie Three. Delta Charlie Three. Over’...

The Human Touch: Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine John was in the shower when his mobile rang, she could hear him whistling and a fresh, piney fragrance of masculine shower gel seeped...

The Human Touch: Chapter Ten

Chapter Ten Shelly pulled into the drive to see that John’s car wasn’t back and the lawns hadn’t been mowed. They’d been done the week before, so...

The Human Touch: Chapter Eleven

Chapter Eleven She was at the sink using the crash-dishes-together-angrily, method of washing up. She was drunk, but not falling over. He’d had more...