Loud and Clear

Loud and Clear
Photo by Peter van Aller (copied from Flickr)

Photo by Peter van Aller (copied from Flickr)

The last text was sent over a week ago, at 07:50 on the 8th of March. It contained just three letters:

Xxx

One uppercase letter followed by two lowercase. Nothing more, nothing less. The auto-capitalisation function in the message settings most likely accounts for the initial ‘X’, it being the beginning of the sentence. It’s not much of a sentence, but these functions don’t precursor what’s going to be typed; they’re democratic that way. The setting comes as standard, turned on at the factory and most people don’t change it. Why would they? It’s an easy semblance to a basic knowledge of the English language.

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Thomas Darby is a male writer based in the UK. Since graduating in 2010 from Nottingham Trent with a BA (hons) in Fine Art his work has been seen across exhibitions and journals of both literary and artistic platforms, including, Ambit, Missorts, a-n, and Dead Ink. He was awarded a bursary from Nottingham Writers’ Studio in 2012 for emerging writers, and in 2013 he was writer-in-residence for both Lincoln Art Programme and Surface Gallery. More work and other musings can be found on his website - www.thomasdarby.co.uk

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