Red suit and all

“Yeah, Merry Christmas.” Rick shook his head. There had to be better ways of making money than a Santa. He wasn’t even built for it; 5’5 and skinnier than that boy in the striped pyjamas. He’d stand up for himself, that’s what he’d do, say “no” next time he got offered a temp job. Maybe he’d be a gigolo, give private lessons to lonely housewives.

Always relieved when it came to Boxing Day and he’d not have to see the red suit for another year. He smiled as the phone rang and recognised the number. “Hey, Marcia, what have got for me this time?”

“You free New Year’s Eve?”

He was, but said, “It depends.”

“They money’s good,” Marcia tempted. “Two fifty for five hours.”

Escort money, Rick thought and was going to speak when Marcia continued, “Bunch of tourists, only just arrived, want the works; red suit and all.”


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