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Friday, 20 May 2016

Black and White Blues


                 ........ Woman playing the piano, black straight oily bob, lots of rouge on her brown cheeks, lots of rouge on her big mouth. Earrings in her ears, pink silk dress and a big rope of pearl beads. Got a voice like a crazy cow. Got a voice like a hell's imp sitting on her tongue. Shouting up at the clarinet player, shaking their fingers at each other and smiling at each other.

Dorothy B. Hughes
Black and White Blues
from A Book of Stories and Sketches 1959

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B Thomas

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