67. Buying Something

Cambo Year 3.
I’m with Liza at Sorya Mall.
Her face is golden. Her teeth perfect.
She’s got great English.
Declaring herself a ‘prostitute’ she struggles with the word.
Struggles with the pronunciation.
She puts a ‘th’ sound like from ‘think’ after the ‘s’.
Apart from that, it’s perfect.
It’s what I am, she shrugs and smiles, tilting her head to one side, white teeth perfect, skin glowing, wide eyes dark yet bright.
I don’t like the word prostitute, I tell her. I prefer sex worker.
I don’t know, I say…maybe because it’s an old word.
I’m gonna go buy something, says Liza. Do you want to come?
Ok, I say.
The something Liza is referring to is ice.

Author: Mark Dark

Actor Teacher Writer Breaking Bad for Christ – a Novel. Actor turned Christian missionary turns his back on his Hollywood dreams to combat sex trafficking in Cambodia – and finds himself deep underground in a dangerous world of drugs, gangs and violence. Based on a true story. https://steveedwardsthoughts.wordpress.com/

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