Arthur Penny and Iris
Arthur Penny stood and stared at the two long words on the shiny green door, as he raised an angry fist to knock on it. He knew they were expecting him so needn’t have knocked but liked the way it felt as his knuckles crashed into the cold hard wood, like all the anger was flowing out of him and even though his hand hurt, Arthur’s insides began to settle. The washing machine, tummy churning feeling, slowing down at last.
“Hello Arthur, sit down a minute,” said Miss Trott, her head poking around the door. “We won’t be too long. Maybe have a think about what happened while you are waiting,” she said, with a reassuring smile. Arthur plonked himself down on the big, brown, grown up sized chair to wait, and glancing up at the door as it began to close stared at the words again: