Monday, 29 April 2013

Very Short Mondays: Nothing Counts Any More

The bus arrived.

No numbers on the front, of course. Not any more.

You never knew quite which way they were going - the only clue was the destination printed on the front. Most people didn't remember what it used to be like.

Dorota hauled her shopping trolley onto the bus, had her card stamped and tottered over the to the first available seat. The bus driver waited until she was sat down before pulling away. That didn't happen very much any more either.

Trying not to wheeze, she looked at her trolley, fully to bursting with supplies. It was getting worse. Soon she'd have to bring a second trolley with her.

She looked down at the card she still clutched in her hand. Three spaces left. She wasn't supposed to think that, of course. Not that they had any way of finding out. It was funny, she thought. They'd banned it, but it was still what they used to keep control.

Someone, somewhere, was still counting.


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