The Chronicles of Mary, Part 5

After three years on the job, Mary finally got a week off. She decided to spend it carefree, devoid of responsibility or effort. She put her feet up and read all day, watched Netflix, and only once did she get up to answer the door. It just happened to be a lawyer, serving a subpoena for her to appear in court as a witness to a labour dispute.

The Apple, The Tree

“I told you not to put it off.”

“I know.”

“And now look where you are.”

“Yeah, I know.”

“You could have arrived home on time…”

“I know.”

“And safe…”

“I know Dad!”

“But here you are with me in the hospital.”


“Wait, I know my tire flew off on the highway and I crashed because I didn’t take it to the mechanic on time, but why are you here again Dad?”

“I broke my pelvis.”

“Your pelvis? How?”


“You remember that step your mother asked me to fix three weeks ago?”