PHOTO PROMPT @ Jan Wayne Fields
It wasn’t her fault she was born with a rickety body. Like an old car that started nickle-and-diming its owner, at age fifty, her conditions, doctor visits, medications, and work sick time became routine. She started using the health credit card to cover insurance co-pays.
After the teeth in her job’s union were extracted, it didn’t take the company long to downsize her. Like a domino of failures, she couldn’t keep up the mortgage payments on her condo and became homeless.
Sitting at her shabby motel room desk, she stared at what remained of her 15×15 home office and wept.
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the encouraging host of Friday Fictioneers.