Sunday, 17 July 2011
Chapter 1: Money, Money, Money!
The next morning, well almost in the afternoon about 11.20am I woke up with a sore back. I had had the most terrible night sleep, the bed was lumpy and cheap and dug into my back at random places. I went outside to get the newspaper, and really hurt my back when I bent down to pick it up. I stretched, clicking my back, and went back inside to put the newspaper on the table.
“I’m going to need a job if I want a decent breakfast tomorrow” I thought.
“This’ll get me some experience around books” I thought excitedly. Finally I was on my way to becoming a writer.
“You can start the day after tomorrow as a Cash Register Specialist at 4pm to 7pm, with a pay of §30 per hour, if you want the job that is.” she told me.
I accepted the offer and she helped me fill out the employee sheet, with my name, address, and contact information. She handed me over a name tag and told me to guard it with my life; I wouldn’t be able to work without it. I left the book store and as my back still hurt I decided to go to the day spa.
“Having trouble picking something? Do you want me to pick for you?” the bartender asked me.
I blushed and nodded, was it that obvious I had no idea what to get or what any of the drinks were? He poured me a drink, it was bright pink
“Here it matches your clothes” he said.
I looked at him puzzled none of my clothes are pink, and then I remembered I was still wearing Fay’s clothes.
“Am I drunk or seeing doubles?” I asked.
She chuckled “No I’m a twin”
“Oh, erm you don’t mind me asking but where is everyone? This can’t be the whole town can it?” I asked
“Well in the city we have something called ‘Hotspots’ there are many clubs, bars, and discos in the city and every night there are hotspots the places where everyone will go.” She answered.
I listened to her answer carefully and took it all in, I knew this information would be useful to me.