MANA 2017 SHORT STORY CONTEST 2ND PLACE WINNER: "WORKING LATE" BY MARIA COX

Editor's Note: Read MANA's announcement of its Short Story Contest winners HERE.


Sarah and her longtime friend, Lisa, were finishing their monthly lunch date. 

"Guess it's me and Netflix tonight," Sarah harrumphed.

Lisa eyed her friend. "Again?"

"Yep. Gary's working late."

Since Gary's promotion two months back, his workday extended from eight hours to nine, some days even longer. The handsome increase in salary made the strain on their personal lives tolerable. 

To be continued

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