He left her with nothing. She had been the ideal wife but now he had a younger model. What a fall.

She moved in with her ageing parents, their apartment was small and musty. But they were happy to have her and she was grateful.

On a whim she bought the lottery ticket. She knew the chances of winning were nearly nil. Still a little glimmer of hope as she waited for numbers to appear on the small TV.

They were all there and the $20 million 1st division prize was hers.

And then she just started to laugh.


This was written for this week’s 100 Words on Saturday at The Write Tribe.


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