Emails to Newgate Gaol (3)

From: Tom Chivers
Sent: 12 August 2008 19:31
To: Babs_Spencer@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: *SPAM* RE: Other Side

Babs, is it true? They tied you to a hurdle, hauled you screaming from Newgate to Tyburn? If a woman kills her husband, right, that’s treason. Regal submission writ small, Babs. But you coined a few shillings – fakir, faker, mantua-maker. What did you see in your future, whilst they pelted you with stones and shit. Ox-cart’s a pretty way to go. Clipping, shipping, scaling and lightening. I’m glad you were throttled before you were burnt. The burger vans hum as I wait for the nightbus, onions caramelising on the grill. Faggots and all. I’m slipping, Babs, into the night. At the very slake: a curious typo. What fires will quench the thirst of the hangman?

T x

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