The Dinner Party

by Gordon Houghton


Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2010 Gordon Houghton

for M + D + J + J + J + R + A + H; and, of course, for K


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Let’s be honest.

The only aspect of this whole business which in any way disturbs me is the thing in the sink. Everything else (the Rites, the Symbols, the Objects, the Collection – even the murder) has been the logical conclusion of my life so far: it defines me. But that thing, staring at me as if I were solely responsible, as if the whole universe hadn’t conspired with me to produce these events, in this place, at this moment in time... that thing bothers me.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. As my father used to say: If you want to tell a story properly, start at the start and end at the end. Complete crap, of course – you can tell a story in any way you like – but I don’t have much time, and I can’t think of any better way to begin.

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