A Second Chance – Geraldine Ryan – 2480 words (Commercial)
Becky and Brenda are worlds apart, but they have one thing in common. They're both desperate to be given a second chance.
A Second Chance
Why do they give out hospital appointments for such ridiculous times? I’m not a morning person, me. I did try to tell her over the phone but she thought I was just making small talk. Tell me about it, she said. I have to be in work at eight thirty. Then something about how things would be different when she won the lottery. Don’t be late, she said then, or you’ll have to wait another fortnight for the next available time.
I felt like I used to feel at school when she said that. When I got off the phone I told Zak she could stick it. I wasn’t going. Please, he said. Go. Do it for me. This was after he’d put up with twenty minutes of me ranting.
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