Dad, could you please give us a loan of five thousand
dollars so we can get into a place of our own and get
out of Sissy’s hair ?
Sorry, Mike. You never repaid the last loan we made.
Look, Dad. We expect a $3100. tax refund any day now.
We'll pay you back right away. The church is already paying for
our car repairs and some new tires.
Mike, I think you better just wait for your tax refund; that $3100.
should get you into the trailer alright.
Dad, we can't let this $375. per month deal get away! Every other
house rental I've seen has been for more money.
Mike, if this trailer gets rented to someone else, well, another deal
will come along. Why didn't you save something when you two were
making $50,000. a year? Spending on Sega instead of saving for
a rainy day doesn't pay the bills, does it, son?
first published in BEHIND PRISON WALLS Chapbook
also published in GLORY IN THE ORDINARY Chapbook
©2011 Bonnie Manion