Fandango’s word of the day is robbery

Driving up to the petrol pump was always a bit of a surprise these days. Scarlet was almost afraid to look up at the price. Only months ago it was one pound forty-five, now, a few months later, it was nearly two pounds.

Robbery, and they did it using bright lights.

Hoping ten pounds would last her more than two days, she barely touched the sides of the petrol tank.

Her stomach rumbled, but she could wait a few hours till lunch. This job interview was important, it meant a little extra a month, and no worrying about bills. Scarlet used the contactless, hoping it would be authorised.

She couldn’t be sure if there was the right amount in her account, but it was worth a try.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

4 thoughts on “Robbery

  1. There will be a lot of people in a similar position Diana. Diesel is 196.9 per litre in the local supermarket but five miles down the road they are asking 204.9. It is robbery, and the Government are doing nothing about it.

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    1. I’m scared to look most days. I only use my car to go to work and back, but when I go a bit further out of town, it takes more than ten pounds a week to do it. The government need to do something about it, because these petrol companies are earning billions, they are just using this as an excuse to put the prices up.


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