DIY Bob

"Are you sure you know what you're doing, Dear?" "Yes. I do. Stop worrying." "All right. I'll go and finish the ironing and then come back and start dinner. You'll have the problem fixed by then, right?" "Yes." "Are you sure you don't want me to call the plumber?" "Yes, Mildred, I'm sure that I …

Tired

Photo by A. Noni Mouse Tired of taking care of a family whose ingratitude knew no bounds, she decided that after she finished the housework, the cooking, the laundry and the ironing, she was going to pack her bags and go and stay at her sister’s place.  She’d watched her mother waiting hand and foot …

One Afternoon Break

The first time he saw her, it was on Monday.  She was walking down the street.  In her hand was a red school satchel.  She looked at him as she walked past.  He was sitting on the rail outside of the building where he worked.  It was during his afternoon break which he usually took …

Berta’s Lot

Berta sat down, dog tired.  Tears ran down her cheeks.  She brushed them away. What had she done to be saddled with a life of hardship and misery and an ungrateful child?  Hurt and anger welled up inside her as she thought about her only daughter, Clarissa.  She, Berta had worked so hard to make …

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