Richard slammed his against the door. It shook on the hinges, but wouldn’t give way.
“Rose, please, we’re family,” Richard spoke through the door. “You cannot spend your whole life trapped in that room.”
“Not one so small,” Rose muttered painfully.
I work in the library of a quaint town a few miles North of English sea. The town was well-looked after, plentiful overgrowing plants and trees, delightful smiles and an economy that is well-organized. Yes, there may not be so many people here, but we have more than the other towns adjacent to ours. We have a famous farmer’s market once a week that keeps our town’s name on the map, although barely. The town’s name is Conroy.
The world had reached the limit in its patience. Fifteen years before today a cold snap hit the world harder than any natural disaster. Major lifestyle choices had to be taken, but the change was so sudden that large countries not used to such cold weather suffered greatly. Pain and suffering became a daily ritual for them, but only the rich survived in their heated homes and with better clothing. Ten years ago it became survival of the fittest. It was chaos and no amount of government speeches could save us, especially since the power cuts began.
I just wanted a simple vacation. It wasn’t often that I got off work, but I liked to make time for myself despite this. It so happened that I set up something special for this vacation, a cruise among tropical islands, plenty of sun and refreshing smoothies. It was the vacation that my old body longed for, but of course, somebody had to ruin it with that tired question.
“Hey, aren’t you Death?”
The city was a place of beginnings for everyone. No matter where you were born you inevitably had to go to the city and find work. There was plenty of it as well, but you had to make a world for yourself, nobody else would. You would have to find a home and if you couldn’t, you would have a few other options. I was in this position upon moving to the great city, having just passed an interview for a job I was to start on Monday. Of course, I would need to find a place to stay and with such limited amounts of money, I knew I couldn’t pay for this shelter.
Be sure to follow!