She had been out of work for six months and her unemployment was about to run out.
Her job had laid her off due to lack of business and she had been unsuccessful at finding another. Five interviews so far and every time someone told her she was either overqualified or under-qualified. Fifty-two applications in six months and nothing to show for it.
Half of the companies in town have my information in a file cabinet. She thought.
She had enough left in savings to pay the rent for one more month, the utilities if she was lucky. But that wouldn’t leave anything for food or gas. Her husband had died ten years ago. She could count her friends and family on one hand– And none of them had any spare cash to loan her. The credit card was maxed out and she had no idea how she would make the payment on it next month.
She stood at the window in the darkened room and looked out at the sleeping town.
“What happens now?” She said.
[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]
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