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BROKE (5-minute Freewrite)

a 5-minute Freewrite by A.E. Jackson

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"Blasted thing!" His hand throbbed from the force of the punch. The clock face was now cracked in three places. If the gears inside were not broken before, they were broken now. He flung the disc clock aside and it landed with a hollow thud by the workbench.

The clock was broken. The vice on his work bench was broken. The door to his shop was broken. The truck he used to drive was broken. The dishwasher was broken, along with the garbage disposal, and three burners of his stove top. It seemed to Harold Butler that his entire world was crumbling. Everything around him was broken.

"You can be broke, but you're never broken," said a voice in Harold's head. His father, long dead from a broken heart. Harold's mother had passed from cancer twelve years before his father's drastic decline. In the end, both died fast. Harold supposed, somewhere inside, both of them were broken.

Harold looked up at the dust and cobweb covered window. Gray light seeped in and reminded Harold that rain was forcast for tonight. That was one more thing! The roof.


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Dang!! That sounds like the home of people i know...

I hope he finds some happiness soon!!

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I've felt like that before. Have a great weekend A.E.

I do hope the roof is not entirely broken.

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