The Cheats’ Julian Tovey reads “Ronnie”
“Freebasing also makes you paranoid. You end up on your hands and knees looking for little crumbs that might have fallen out of the pipe. I banned my children eating meringues in the house after I ended up smoking sugar for the umpteenth time.
“Jo was walking through the house one day, found the bathroom door locked, knew that Bobby and I had been in there for two days, and started banging on it. ‘Come on! You’ve got to get out of there! You’ve got to have something to eat!’ A few minutes later she looked out the window and spotted Bobby and me crawling through the bushes. She went outside and demanded to know, ‘What the hell are you doing?’ We told her, ‘We know you’ve got a stash out here, and a pipe hidden in the bushes. We know you have, and we’re trying to find it.’
“Over time, if you do it enough, you start seeing ‘them’. Dark figures in the bushes. Shadows just around the side of the house. People sneaking around inside your house. They’re out there. And they’re trying to kill you.”
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Originally broadcast on 3RRR FM 27 Oct 2008.