Rest in peace (2)

Rest in Peace Ruben Hoddy

It’s a big old house divided into a warren of flatettes, in an increasingly desirable inner-west neighbourhood. The last low-rent place in a street where the house next door was the first to hit the one million dollar mark ten years ago. It has its share of excitement – the police, fire brigade or ambulance visit at least once a month, sirens screaming. There’s often shouting – in the house or on the street. There always seems to be rubbish piled out the front. Other people in the street mutter about how they wish ‘those people’ would go. But someone died there last month and someone cared enough to memorialise him on the footpath.

1 Comment

  1. Vanessa 15 April 2010

    Your description of this location reminds me of the words gouged into the pavement outside a rather creepy boarding house type place on Wardell Rd in Dulwich Hill, which reads, depressingly: This House Is Fucked.

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