The Devil’s in the Detail – Nicola Prentis
2200 word Humour / Fairytale
A strange salesman calls on Victoria as she’s rushing to work. Should she accept one of his special deals? Guaranteed happiness or more time — both are tempting and Victoria has to question whether she’s as happy as she thinks she is.
The knock on the other side of the door came just as Victoria was unlatching it from the inside. Strange that she had heard neither the lift clank into action nor anyone on the stairs. She balanced on one foot while she shoved the other into her shoe, slipping on the drifts of unopened bills. Her bag slid off her shoulder and she dragged it back up just before it hit the floor. The daily dance of lateness with added intruder. Great.