Blue sky and cotton wool. Mounds of dirt stiffened by frost.
The service 14 bus fumed past roller-doored shops as Callum chipped a football with the outside of his right toe. It hung in the crisp air and then hooked right, perfectly weighted to drop on the neighbouring mound. And for a moment, it looked like Alex could control it, but as he extended a stiff ankle it dribbled off his velcroed sneaker and into the valleys three feet below.
BookCode presents a locative short story via a QR code carved into an illuminated book and can be experienced at Craigmillar Library, Edinburgh, from mid-September 2013. BookCode has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.