Monday, November 02, 2015

Welcome to November

$14.57 on hand with five days to go before the next payday, a mild panic rose in her chest. A quick check of her transit card balance and even quicker calculation toward determining how much of the $14.57 had to be committed to getting to work for the next four days, elevated the panic from mild to extreme.*


#MicroBlogMonday -- go see, read, play along. 

*fictionalized reality.




16 comments:

  1. That IS a horror story... I hope there's a non-scary resolution. I love the idea of a two-sentence horror story!

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    1. The scariest part is holding on to the hope that there are no surprises, no un-expected events that required any cash.

      I thought it was a good idea too. Wish I could take credit, but not mine.. saw it on FB

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  2. I've lived this horror story before! *shudder*

    Well done! :D

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  3. That is so much scarier than any vampire. I'm serious: I read the words on the picture last, so I thought it was a current situation.

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    1. It is current (as of a couple of weeks ago) and chances are will happen again until / unless I can (re)build a suitable safety net and / or secure alternative income streams.

      *yep.

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  4. I remember the days of living paycheck to paycheck. I've got to admit, in some ways I really miss them.*

    *fictionalized reality : )

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    1. Begain adult life this way (heck, my family was on welfare for most of my childhood) but lived a pretty solid middle-class existence until my layoff a couple of years ago.

      Re-building in my mid 50s. So cool. (not always). ;-)

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    2. **began** sheesh.

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  5. Hang in there, woman!

    Love your two sentence theme, btw... :^)

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    1. Hanging! For Sure!

      thanks

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  6. Ugh. Nicely written, but the subject - yes, that is a horror story. My husband was laid off a couple of years ago, and we got a nasty surprise just this week that will play havoc with our finances. Ugh again.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that. Ugh, again for good measure.

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    2. . . . and thank you.

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  7. Agreed. Horror story for sure. I've lived that one never fun. (And the rebuilding thing when least expected is ... odd. For sure. At least for me. Sometimes I wonder how I got to this reality!)

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    1. I sit in wonderment myself.

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