“an unexpected family thing” by Sasha at the desk in Swansea

Monday, July 25, 2016
5 minutes
From a text

An unexpected family thing came up and I’m not going to be able to make it. I’m sorry. I really am. Shit, Bette, don’t cry. Are you crying? Please stop crying… Bette, I’m not making excuses. My Ma called and something’s going down at the shop. She needs my help. My Dad’s still in hospital, you know. Stop being so selfish. I really don’t know what to say… Shit, stop crying please. Can you take a friend? Call Lynn and see if she’s – … Oh. I see. Well, what about Donna? Could Donna go? I didn’t know that. When did you have a falling out? Bette. I’m trying my best here, but I’m being pulled in a million different directions and if I had my druthers I would take a hot shower, have a drink and go to bed… Bette? Don’t hang up! Bette. I’m sorry. I really am.