It is too late for the visitor to realise her mistake, stuck at the bottom of one-way escalators, rushed along by the crowd. The weight of the earth, buildings, sky all press upon her chest. She tries to breathe, to keep her suitcase away from feet that know their business. Pica*diddly*, she thinks, that’s what we called it in Monopoly.
Angela Meyer is a Melbourne-based writer and reviewer and is currently working towards becoming a Doctor of Creative Arts within the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney. Her novel, which is being written as part of her thesis, was longlisted for the Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition (UK) in late 2011. Angela was also Highly Commended in the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (Written Word category) in 2012. After visiting London on a number of occasions, Angela hopes to return to see the V&A David Bowie exhibition in 2013!