A Day In The Life

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Hecuba has never had anything in her life that she hasn't fought for. Tired of living in slums and being grateful for scrapes, she takes her destiny into her own hands and begins the back breaking
labour of building her own home, without much support or help. Her independence is stunted as she is forced to shelter her family after they are evicted, but the inevitable battle is on the horizon
as her older sister promises to cause hell.

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Submitted: January 14, 2018

It wasn't supposed to be this way, and now it was just a new type of drudge. The alarm went off, but Hecuba was already awake, ... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 14, 2018

Hecuba worked from six to one, then after she got past the lunch rush, she went to wherever Charlie was working on the new project. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 14, 2018

Dropping her things in the back of Lee's truck, Hecuba jogged onto the lot, the skeleton of the house looming, looking like a half collap... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 14, 2018

  "You look like Hell, Heck," Carolita told her.  "Didn't you sleep at all?"   "I don't know, I think so. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 14, 2018

Getting the water pipes set up took hours, but eventually they were able to get water to run through them, and when the man was fini... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 14, 2018

They finished before the sun was down, so they went in to have supper with the other two, who was saddened to hear of Zenobia's loss. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 14, 2018

The day was sunny and cold, and the women were bundled up in sweaters, looking atypical amongst the colourful balloons marking the e... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 14, 2018

Having just laid the honeycomb pattern down with planks of wood, Hecuba was practically standing on her head as she laid down the floor. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 09, 2018

As with waiting tables, construction had a rhythm that was easy to get into.  Hecuba figured that she could do it in her sleep. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 09, 2018

"It's a date," Zenobia said, and Hecuba rolled her eyes.   "It's not a date, he just feels sorry for me because I broke my a... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 09, 2018

Perhaps Hecuba had been naïve, or maybe she had been lying to herself so much that she had missed the signs.   The movie ha... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 13, 2018

It was the first time in years that Hecuba had shed a tear, and now she was crying so much that she could barely see the sidewalk in fron... Read Chapter

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