The Middle Class ‘Struggle’

The Six Sentence Story word prompt – Presence

She popped open a chilled bottle and sculled down an overflowing glass of bubbly to calm the adrenaline rush she got after making expensive purchases.

It’s 2:30pm, soon she would need to pick up the kids from school. She hurried down the basement with bags of luxury fashion items from Madison Avenue and stuffed them in the empty archive boxes. On her way out to do the school run, she intercepted the mails addressed to her from debt collecting companies.

She had been waiting anxiously till the front door opened when the clock had just struck 8pm. His presence gave her great relief for another week of pay cheque to maintain their facade.

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Cassa Bassa

🇦🇺🇨🇳 inquisitive, observant, witty, a thinker, was a misfit child 😊

16 thoughts on “The Middle Class ‘Struggle’”

  1. Oof, this is a too common scene. Champagne taste on a beer budget.

    “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result, happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result, misery.” Charles Dickens

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  2. Good one, Cassa. Hard to take the foot off the pedal when we’re constantly told to consume, consume, consume. I like the expression ‘sculled down’, never heard of that. A similar one I heard recently was ‘scarfed down’.

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  3. The want of immaterial material things has taken many a person or couple down a road of ruin, and often one that destroys relationships too. Such a difficult struggle for some.

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