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Wet Through

by Andrew Atkinson
Originally published by on 26/08/2017

It had been raining all day and the roads were treacherous. Peering through the windscreen, wipers on double speed, he sped through the gears, racing to get there before she did.

He fumed. Jack was his son too, and he had rights of access. By phone, he told her he’d pick Jack up from school but she’d shouted, “No! You can’t!' He’d hung up.

Avoiding an oncoming lorry, he aquaplaned to a halt outside the school and addressed a startled school teacher. “I’ve come for Jack!'

“The school closed because of flooding. Jack’s at home. Didn’t his mother tell you?'

Andrew Atkinson Merits

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