Saturday, 21 June 2014

Hashmal by Ed Broom

Hellish day. Home to find all the family stuck in front of the telly. 'Dad,' said Laura, 'it's going to be ok. Hashmal is here.'

News 24 showed a figure dropping - descending - on to the white H of a hotel roof. Footage was shaky, either from someone's phone or clever CGI. Hard to tell these days.

He nailed the landing, a perfect 10 from this judge, and walked to the railings overlooking the city. There, he spread his arms wide giving it the whole Christ the Redeemer pose. Screen switched to a steady close-up. Such a serene face. 'Everyone,' I said, 'it's going to be ok. Hashmal is here.'

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