Load shedding (4/7)

By Drum Digital
02 July 2015

Love can stage an unplanned blackout – just like Eskom.

“Serves you right,” she said.

A moan came from George, and she could hear his rubber soles squeak on the lift floor as he sat down, gulping like a fish out of water. She crouched level with him and hissed, “You know what I love most about life? The fact that what goes around always comes around. No matter how much it feels as if your life is slipping away, no matter how great the pain, how deep the wound – time will heal it. What do you have to say for yourself? Huh?”

George replied with a loud wheezing sound that was followed by thumps as he punched his chest. She leaned closer to him, switching on her cellphone torch to provide light and asked if he had any medication. He shook his head and she grabbed his hands which were clenched into tight fists. Holding them in her soft hands she looked into his eyes and said, “It’s okay, calm down. I’m here with you now. Take deep breaths. Don’t worry.

To be continued...

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