I had a story, In Your Room, published recently on LUSTSPIEL.
On their way home from Sydney, Jason and Nick call into Nick’s parents home in the Blue Mountains to stay over for the night. Nick’s mother sends Jason off to sleep in the spare room, to make sure he doesn’t try it on with her son. The spare room is really the room of Nick’s rock star brother, Shane, who is never home. Alone in the room, after too many beers, Jason fantasizes over Nick’s brother, until he hears footsteps enter the room …
The idea for the story actually came from a Weddings Parties Anything song also titled ‘In Your Room’, so, thank you Mick Thomas.
By Alex Hogan(All illustrations by Pierre & Gilles, photo-manipulated by Bob Bienpensant.)
Nick asked if we should stay over at his house overnight. It was too late in the day and too far to go back to college in Bathurst, so we could stay for the night at his olds’ place in the Blue Mountains, and head off again the next day. I shrugged. So we did.
His mother is strange, and doesn’t like me.
“Don’t let the old bag get to you, Jason.”
I kept low; answering quietly and quickly, so I could say nothing wrong.
His dad is cool, and gave us a beer and played a game of euchre with us.
Night finally came.
“Jason can stay in Shane’s room,” she said, just as we were about to hit the hay. So that was what she worried about. How come she could tell when Nick couldn’t?
“Well, I don’t want to put anyone out,” I said.
The mother smiled a tired smile: nice try, boy. I shrugged. She was wasting her time; there was no way Nick would let me creep into his bed.. I got up and stumbled my way over to Shane’s room.
Shane is Nick’s older brother.
“He’s not been home for ages,” Nick explained. “He does sometimes, wanders by in between gigs, tosses down between four in the morning and four in the afternoon. Sleeps mostly. Then is gone again.” I nodded.
“So – yeah, plenty of room in here,” he continued, “doubt he’ll be wandering in tonight,” and he laughed and thumped me comradely on the back then left the room. See what I mean? . . .. . . You can find the rest of it here . . .
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Thanks to Michael Ampersant for this.