Sidra stepped forward and looked out again. She looked around apprehensively. She knew she looked awkward but there was nothing she could do about it. Some of the more experienced operatives known as Uncles had the ability to blend in no matter what the circumstance or surrounding. They could switch from one persona to another the way you would switch channels on a TV set. But there was no way she could do that just yet. Everything she felt was mirrored in her face and when upset she tended to gesticulate like an excitable adolescent.
Extract from ‘A Day to Die’ – included in the showcase