At the Cinema, by Muireann Kelly
In the final month, they went to the cinema five times. To the outside world, it looked like they were any other couple wanting a cheap night out. There, they could avoid the stifling listlessness brought on by another long evening at home. It was a kind of freedom in itself. Each of them knew their role at the cinema. It became a sort of comfort to her in those last decaying days. He would order the tickets online. She would linger over the pick’n’mix, then the ice cream, before buying a small popcorn and a beer for Greg.
14/1/2019 01:30:16 am
This story stuck with me after reading it--nice work.
17/1/2019 02:33:02 am
This story really hit home, thanks. My parents played by the rules on everything except when they went to the movie theater. They would go from morning till evening paying one price and sneaking into the other shows. Whenever they talked about it they sounded like two teenagers, so cute. Loved this little gem! Nice job!
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