TJ (17th June 1958 / England)

The Day That Never Was

Day off.
Hot.
Too hot.
Swim.
Salad from garden.
Wine.
Itchy eyes.
Streaming nose.
Hay-fever.
Tablet.
Double dose.
Weary.
Woozy.
Siesta.
Bed.

Later.
Storm.
Lightning.
Bolt upright.
8.10 panic:
Got get Nathalie.
Friday morning.
Is...is it?
Isn't it?
Calculates.
Yesterday kids off -
Ascension Day.
Thursday.
Holiday.
Morning.
Friday today.
Got to be.
20.10 Teutonic, synchro-clock.
Never wrong.
Storm stopped it.
Short circuit.
Must be.
Dresses.
Shorts.
First foot.
Second catches crutch.
Falls.
Bed-post.
Thigh.
Pain.
Curses.
[Softly]
She asleep.
Stirring.
Confirmation:
'Friday...? '

'Thursday'.

Thinks:
Yesterday Thursday -
Today Friday.
Checks.
Double-checks:
Had kids yesterday.
Thursday.
Slept.
Woke up.
Friday.
Must be.
Friday.
Not Thursday.

'Thursday.
Still Thursday.
Evening.'

Evening?
Just up!
Evening! ?
Don't see it.
Can't be.

'20.10
Siesta.
Evening.
Thursday.'

Evidence.
Fact.
Disoriented.
Thursday...
Thursday again?
Thursday still?
Hard take in.
Need lie down.
Sleeps.
Wakes.
Tentative:
Friday.
Friday?

'Friday! '

Go get Nathalie.

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