Local economy

Local economy
By Gary Hewitt


This is perfect for shopping.

The interior’s dingy except for a few candles. I can’t say I’m a fan of the musky smell.
Here’s some books along with a few photos, pens, notepads and postcards. I’ll have the pads and biros. The tea towels will come in handy too.

The flash silver box must hold a few pennies. I put my screwdriver to work, snatch a few notes and shrapnel. A note tells me all proceeds go to help maintain the structure of the building. I toss the paper on the floor.

I head to the altar. The cross is solid gold. I wonder how much this is worth. Guess I’ll find out later when I see the muddy bishop.
There’s a door to a panel led room. I’ll have a quick nose around.

There’s way too much dust and I can do without the coughing and spluttering. I shove several books off a table and spot several envelopes stuffed with twenties.This is the holy lottery. I should be able to shut Callie up with this little windfall. I’m sorry about those starving kids but my need is greater.

I’ll grab Callie a second hand motor. George should get me a decent car for a good price. I’ll keep her sweet. I might even take the sprog to the flicks. At least I’m keeping the money in the community.

I take a couple of candlesticks to finish up. They’re not expensive but they’ll give our dinner table a bit of class.

I hurry up the aisle. I turn around, cross myself and thank God for making me a profit.


Gary Hewitt is a raconteur who lives in a quaint little village in Kent. He has written two novels which are currently being edited. His writing does tend to veer away from what you might expect. He has had several short stories published as well as the occasional poem.

He enjoys both writing prose and poetry. His style of writing tends to feature edgy characters and can be extremely dark. Some of his influences are James Herbert, Stephen King, Bulgakov, Tolkein to name but a few.

He is also a proud member of the Hazlitt Arts Centre Writers group in Maidstone which features an eclectic group of very talented writers.

He has a website featuring his published works here:



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