100-Word Fiction: Girl Meets Boy

The young girl ran out of the hotel in tears. Her family thought it was a good job, prestigious. She earned little, like all the immigrant workers, and hoped for tips she could split between the family fund and a Friday night out. Chambermaids were suspended from work all the time, said the cleansing manager. The girl’s case was no different except in one respect. High spirits and regret were the words used. And the old man watched and dictated terms to his lawyers. He had developed a twitch, rubbed his eyes. That cow. Who was she to make accusations?

Published by MW Bewick

Writer of poetry and place; editor and journalist. Co-founder of Dunlin Press. Books including Pomes Flixus, The Orphaned Spaces and Scarecrow are available from http://dunlinpress.bigcartel.com

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