Sentenced to Love – Martin Gosling – 2000 words (General)
An accountant on trial for fraud. His wife is desperate to raise money to pay for his defence. She makes an offer to an old flame who is prepared to advance the money - but in return for what?
Sentenced to Love
Esme thrust her hands deep into her mackintosh pockets and watched the rain drip from the notice warning her not to bring tobacco or spirits into the prison. The gate opened at last and the line of dispirited visitors shuffled through to the waiting room where one or two were already being searched by a bored prison officer.
She had a few moments to glance at herself in her compact mirror and ran a comb through her bright auburn hair. This was her third trip to see Tom in as many days, but this time she had positive news.
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