Terry’s story

Terry emerges from behind the bonnet of Gemma Harvey's car with a grimace. He shakes his head.
Terry’s story

“It doesn’t look good.”

“Great. That’s all I need,” replies Gemma.

Terry’s story

“Sorry,” says Terry, “I’ll bring it back to the garage for a proper look, but don’t get your hopes up.”

He reaches up to close the bonnet but a pain shoots through his stomach. He holds his belly and groans.

Terry’s story

“Blimey, are you alright?” 

Terry composes himself.

“Aye, I’m fine. Just a bit of… I’m fine.”

Terry’s story

Later, back at home, Terry gets the pain again. He leans against the kitchen wall.

His wife Susan gives him a funny look and continues with her
phone conversation.

Terry’s story

“Never. Oh, bless him. What a hero.” 

Susan cups her hand over the phone.

“Have you heard this, love? Samira’s husband from up the street-“

Terry’s story

Terry isn’t listening. The pain is getting worse.

“Susan…”

“Susan…”

Terry’s story

But Susan isn’t listening either. She’s chatting away on the phone.

Terry’s story

Terry takes a deep breath.

“Kids. Come and set the table. Your tea’s nearly ready…”


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