Allison Symes

Iced Tea


It was 3 am. The neighbours were sleeping. He must be quick. It was hard to disguise a cutter’s sound but bodies didn’t dispose of themselves. His ancestors knew that. They provided bodies for vivisection - animal or human, it didn’t matter which. There were discoveries to be made. Science then was a hungry beast.

His market was different. So many could not afford the disgusting price of meat. So many could not afford to ask where cheap meat originated and instead were sensible and just ate what they could get.


About the Author

Allison Symes is published by CafeLit, Bridge House Publishing, Alfie Dog Fiction, and Shortbread Short Stories. She is a member of the Society of Authors and Association of Christian Writers. Her website is and blogs for Chandler’s Ford Today -

Published 23 February 2016