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Rent #1

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Sandy finished work. She made her way back to the flat. “Why do they do that?” She asked herself. Finally, she got to her sanctuary. Once inside she made her way to the bathroom and stripped off. After a minute her tears flowed and mixed with the warm water. She washed herself…down there. She simply needed the money. Fully changed, she left her flat and walked downstairs. After a firm knock the door opened. She handed over the rent money. “You can get free rent. Yes?” Three hours later, her cheeks smarting and red, she cried in the shower again.

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    Peter Humfrey almost 5 years ago

    This deserves a book! :)

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Oh wow! I'm with Peter, this really does deserve a book! It's understated but powerful, a superb glimpse into poverty and desperation. I'm not sure if "I love it" is the right thing to say, but I do.

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    S J Gunn almost 5 years ago

    Thank you Peter :-)

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    S J Gunn almost 5 years ago

    @jehode Thanks :-P I wanted to do something closer to real life.

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Well, you succeeded! Awesome drabble.

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    Neville Hunt almost 5 years ago

    Excellent stuff, S. J. I'm weeping with her!

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