*This piece was an entry for the New Writing North ‘A Writing Chance’ programme. The brief was ‘an original piece of journalism, non-fiction or / creative writing, up to 500 words on the theme ‘Life in 2020–2021’*

I read the news today, oh boy.

It used to be a vaudeville joke: A family describe their act to an agent. It breaks all social norms. It’s perverted, sickening, vile, incestuous, racist, hateful, putrid and poisonous. The shocked agent asks, ‘Whaddya call the act?’ to which the father replies, ‘The Aristocrats!’

We’d read the papers and see that gag shifting under the…

Rik Worth

Journalist, author, comics writer and rambler. I like odd things. Comic found here www.hocuspocuscomic.com/ — Support my writing here https://ko-fi.com/rikworth

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