scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 503
Cockroach motel The Suicide Kit by David L Hayles192pp SeckerIn The Incredible Doctor Octor one of the short stories in David L Hayless debut anthology the worst doctor on Harley Street instructs a female patient to strip and do a handstand in front of a full-length mirror Well Doctor she asks no doubt wondering how a nude examination will help with her headache The boys at the squash club were right the doctor replies stroking the pubic hair where he rests his chin I would look stupid with a beard Now what did you say the problem was House of Buggin has a downtown New Yorker trying to sleep after a double shift in a dead-end job He lies in bed listening to the sound of bottles breaking in the street outside the plumbing from the flat above and his wife talking in her sleep calling out another mans name The room is so hot you could boil an egg And there are cockroaches You could never catch em but you could hear them They were all over the place It was illegal to let them grow that big Hed read about it Anything over a foot long was illegal Suddenly the bed begins to shudder Is that his wife kicking her legs Is the house falling down Or is his wifes lover hiding under there hoping to crawl across the floor and escape The man wakes his wife and tells her to switch on the light as he flips the mattress on to the floor It isnt his wifes lover at all but a cockroach a metre-and-a-half long with a hard shiny shell and twitching antennae as thick as coat hangers The two shortest stories both entitled The Suicide Kit consist of nothing but advertising blurb The Suicide Kit provides a clean fast suicide that will let you go out not only with dignity but without adding to what youre already suffering reads
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA