End of the month

March 28, 2017

She knew her toddler should eat more than dry cereal every morning, but she could not afford the waste of half a banana, eight sections of orange. She only gave him what he’d gobble.

It was already hard enough at the end of the month, when she sometimes went a few days without eating more than a slice of bread after the money ran out. Now, said Jimmy from down the block, they might lose healthcare, too.

It can’t get worse, right? she thought. Her baby was asleep, but she would stay awake for hours seeking an answer.


  1. For many folks this isn’t fiction, unfortunately

  2. I know, Faith — it’s only categorized “Not so true” in that I’m speaking to an experience that is not directly my own, but that I passionately believe needs to be illuminated.

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