August 22nd, 2005

tank girl

Late Shift

Late ShiftJennifer didn't mind the late night shift at the supermarket. It was mostly quiet, the bulk of customers were regulars she knew by name and any troublemakers faced the wrath of Bill, the ex-boxer shelf stacker.

"'lo, Spike." Jennifer automatically added a pack of Silk Cut to the milk and bread.

"Might want to have the morning crew see to the spill in aisle four." Spike paid for his purchases, winking as he left.

Jennifer had found a body out back six months earlier and knew the score. Having Spike as a regular kept the other undesirable customers at bay.

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open_on_sundaychallenge #126: 24 hour convenience stores
Part of the London!verse