Single Ticket - Rosemary J. Collins

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by Rosemary J. Collins

“First-class return to Liverpool, please.”

“Hundred and twenty pounds.”

“Thank you.”

“Two adult returns and three children, second class, Bristol, please.”

“Fifty seven pounds.”

“Thank you.”

“Two returns, second class, Plymouth, please.”

“Twenty nine pounds.”

“Thank you.”

“Single to Dover, second class.”

“Twelve pounds.”

The crumpled note and clinking coins are pushed under the little semi-circle hole in the thick glass – or is it see-through plastic? Penny has always wondered. She supposes she'll find out if it ever breaks. That might prove painful, since she would, as usual, be sitting behind it.