My life and colour

When Gerald Fowler, the Minister for Education and his entourage emerged from the theatre it was a startling sight. The smoke of the rescue flare thrown into the theatre by a student had dyed his face and his white shirt a very bright pink and intended to show that he wasn’t  a real socialist – he wasn’t red enough. The minister of education couldn’t hide his look of fury as the press took photographs. And he looked angrier as he caught the sound of a student laughing loudly.

(Short story excerpt)


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