DECEMBER 16 2013: UPS & DOWNS
On the Elevator Going Down
Familiar Monday morning faces greet me. Nostrils fill with cappuccino fumes. The elevator flies upwards. My painted smile combines with glazed eyes concealing despair. Bright colours encircle, yet cannot revive cheer.
He’s looking, evil intentions camouflaged by the gorgeous smile. One predictable, weather conversation last week and his hand had swarmed all over my back. Breathless, I press into a corner of sanctuary. The elevator scurries towards scary, successful heights; hours until I can retrieve street level anonymity.
The elevator pings, I smooth my jacket, confidently striding to my door. Opening it, I glance at the sign, “Angela Mayhew. MD”.
About the Author
Sarah Barry lives in Co. Kildare, Ireland. She currently enjoys writing Flash Fiction and Short Stories in rapid bursts between caring for her four children. Sarah’s first published work was included in the flash fiction anthology, “Once Upon A Time: A Collection of Unexpected Fairytales” (ed. SJI Holliday and Anna Meade). Sarah has also been published online at paragraphplanet.com and during the various Flash Floods hosted by National Flash Fiction Day 2012 and 2013, as well as on cafelit.co.uk previously. Follow her on Twitter @saraheebarry