Mick seeks escape from his lack of a job and marital problems by doing something he's never done before, good or bad, big or small, that no-one else need ever know about.
M J Hyland is an ex-lawyer, a lecturer at the University of Manchester and the author of three novels - How the Light Gets In, Carry Me Down (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize) and This is How. She has twice been shortlisted for the National Short Story Award.
Writer: M J Hyland
Reader: Rob Jarvis
Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.