Past Caring – Jackie Tritt – 1500 words (Literary)
Lou spends her life caring for her elderly, obtuse mother. She’s desperate for a break.
“I’m not going.”
The creases deepen around the tight grimness of her mouth. The blue eyes may have faded, but they’ve lost none of their intensity.
“It’s only for a fortnight, Mum, and it’s such a lovely place. It’ll be a holiday for you, too. I’ve booked you a room overlooking the sea.” Lou pounds the dough, folding her anger through its softness. How many more times do they have to go through this?
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