Everyone was drinking glasses of blue water with small piranha-like fish in them. I was apprehensive. But it was said to improve health in one way or another so I followed suit. I took a large gulp and swallowed one whole. Soon after, I felt a tightness in my chest and as I looked down, I saw that my veins had darkened to black. I asked my mother whether it had bitten through my blood vessels. She said yes. My brother bit into each fish savagely. I hadn’t thought to chew.
It’s the 3rd Anniversary of the Bookshop on March 8th. During the week 6th to 12th March we’re asking you all to buy just one extra book from the Big Green Bookshop. Buying one extra book for yourself during these dates this would pretty much guarantee the shop’s survival. For those of you who cannot make it into the bookshop, but want to help, they take orders over the phone or on the website, and they’ve also set up a ‘donate now’ button here‘ if you have all the books you need but would still like to help them out.