“Write a story inspired by one of the receipts.”
– a prompt for this week’s CW piece.
[Source: Fractured Faith Blog]
My alarm clock rang, informing me that it was half past 5. I reached over and slammed the button on top to silence it. Normally, I would spring out of bed even before it managed to go off. After having a cup of tea, I would run to the gym, before I headed out to work. But not today.
Today was different. I laid awake in bed all night. I could not sleep. Not after what happened yesterday. Yesterday hit me like a ton of bricks. I got back home after work to find a note from my wife of 35 years. She had eloped with one of her co-workers. As I read the letter, the decline of my debit card at the gas station finally made sense. It was good I had some cash on me, so I could fuel up my car. I was about to call up my bank and give them a piece of my mind, but now I knew it wasn’t their fault.
I called them anyway to confirm the worse. My wife has cleaned out all of our mutual accounts.
So today, I had to stop at Tesco. And get myself something for lunch. Usually, it was her, who shopped, cooked and packed my lunches. Today I was on my own. The change from yesterday’s fueling didn’t give me much to choose from. Muller rice and a banana. It will have to do.
I really hope I win that 1000 pounds gift card, so that I won’t starve before I figure it all out.
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