car, three five-hundred-watt outdoor lights, and a five-gallon patio heater, at his executive home.”
Note to Editors: Covinshire Constabulary would not indicate the cause of death, pending the Coroner‟s Enquiry. An officer has confirmed however, that the body was discovered at the Duckowby flat rented by the deceased and that despite contamination of the scene by cheap whiskey and a double-pepperoni pizza there do not appear to be suspicious circumstances.
He burned his fingers when he took the pizza out of the (electric) oven without a hot- pad. And then the topping took a layer of skin off the roof of his mouth. He had over a dozen packets of aspirin and paracetamol in the bathroom cupboard -- he‟d played press officer in a multi-agency exercise testing the readiness of public services for dealing with a flu pandemic and he‟d learned that there would be an unmanageable run on painkillers – but he took just two of them. He went to bed wondering if he‟d ever break sixty-five miles to the gallon on his journey to work, or if something else would break first.