Saturday, June 14, 2014

Soldiering on

‘I’m just tired.  A horse can be flogged for so long then it just keels over.  I’m now swaying and tottering ...’

‘Look, Tom, you just need a rest.   A good night’s sleep and ...’

‘What I need is a fresh start.’

‘But how will we ...’

‘Don’t worry, no-one our age gets a fresh start.  You keep going or you stop.  And if I stop we lose everything we’ve worked for.  It’s not like I have a choice, is it?  The only option is to keep soldiering on and hope that it gets better.’

‘It will.’

‘No, it won’t.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.


Anonymous said...

Rob - Nicely-done look at how very resilient people are.

Anonymous said...

Powerful little piece. People get stuck in an impossible situation yet powerless to get out of it - a very "recessionary" theme?