The Winning Ticket

Debbie had just won the lottery. Literally. The skinny, smiling beauty on the Lotto Jackpot drawing on TV last night finally picked the 6 numbers Debbie had been playing almost every week for the past three years. Fifty million dollars!! She was ecstatic! As she pulled into the parking lot of her office building this morning, she devised a plan to quit her job. Surely she and her family could live comfortably on $50 million (less taxes), she thought. The 55-year old Debbie was fed up with her collections job. Her manager, Nick, whom she was not particularly fond of, kept expecting her … Continue reading The Winning Ticket

Left In The Dust

Kate’s head whipped around to follow the object that had just caught her eye as her lover’s car sped past hers in the opposite direction. She pulled over to the side of the highway and waited, expecting that he would double back. Two leather-clad bikers flew past without paying her any mind. Emissions from the well-traveled highway slipped through the vents and invaded the vehicle, even with the windows up and the air-conditioning on. She wrinkled her nose at the highway odor and watched as a fast food wrapper tumbled by in the wind. “Let’s spend this weekend at my … Continue reading Left In The Dust

Emigration

The taxi sped along the bumpy, narrow road where the early morning dew had settled on the flora growing along the sidewalk. Crisp country air infused with the scent of lavender poured in through the front windows of the cab. Dulcie looked wistfully through the window and repeatedly wound her handkerchief around the index finger of her left hand. It was a 2 hour ride to the George William Gordon International Airport in Clarendon. The ticket in Dulcie’s handbag read that her flight was scheduled to depart at 10:00 am. They were driving along Bamboo Avenue, a narrow thoroughfare where … Continue reading Emigration