The winner of the May contest is Georgina Johnston from Cambridge, UK - £15 prize + publication
Theme: Without Exception
“You are having a laugh, ain’t ya?”
“No, Madam. I’m not.”
He finished writing out the ticket, pulled the wiper arm out, slapped the ticket against the window and let the blade spring back.
“I’m here for God’s sake, can’t you at least have the decency to hand it to me?”
“I have procedure to work by, Madam.”
“Stop calling me Madam! Christ, I don’t believe this. Come on, give me a break! After all, I’m …”
“Afraid I can’t do that, Madam,” he interrupted me, “If I did it for you, they’d all want a break.” he looked left, then right along the street, nodding at parked cars.
I ripped the ticket from the window and shoved it inside my handbag, “Well, get out of my way then. I need to get home, my husband will be expecting his dinner and you’ve made me late.”
“His dinner. Something nice?” he winked.
“No. Not now.” I slammed the door and wound the window down, “Hey!” I called out. He leant down and peered in, “See you at seven, don’t be bloody late!”
(c) Georgina Johnston