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Barbara was halfway through the YouTube video about Tahiti and dreaming of herself sailing around the Polynesian Archipelago on the Windsong when her mother bellowed from downstairs.

“Babs”

“What?”

“I haven’t taken my pills”.

“Yes you have. You took them an hour ago”.

“Oh. Must’ve been asleep. Is it time for my bath?”.

Barbara bathed her mother, following which she made her a light supper and tucked her into her recliner chair where she would sleep through the night. She then returned to her study to resume her voyage to Tahiti.

Then Jamaica, maybe?

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David J. K. Carr

David J. K. Carr

Retired lawyer from London, living in the Balkans. Doting cat daddy. I speak British.