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Five Sentence Fiction … Tears

October 9, 2012

The little girl stood in the shop by the counter with her purse tightly grasped in a bid to stave off her welling tears. She knew from previous experience the money in the purse would not cover the cost of the goods on her mother’s shopping list.When all her requirements had been put in her bag; the shopkeeper gave her the bill. The little girl mustered all her strength to ask the lady to put the difference on ‘tick’ knowing there was already a substantial sum outstanding.  

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