Monthly Deposit

He’s a good citizen. He recycles. He does his bit. Every month like clockwork he shows up at the big metal bins where you can deposit your glass recycling and he tosses in a noisy load of empty bourbon bottles. Once in a while I spot a wine bottle in there. He must have been entertaining one night.

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

3 thoughts on “Monthly Deposit”

  1. Each testament to solitude winds up in the grocery bag. He recaps the empties; else the drying curl of bourbon wafts out the neck, making the kitchen smell like a tavern, kvetches the wife. I crane my neck to see the wine – cork, or screw cap? Natch; screw cap.

  2. The crops had failed and many people were very hungry. The drought had been with us for months. No water to drink or to grow the crops. The waterholes had dried up and the cattle were dying of thirst. The food-rich countries rallied aound and delivered thousands of tons of food and water to the receiving stations in the area and it was agreed that a monthly deposit of provisions and water should be delivered to food banks until the rains arrived once again.

  3. The monthly deposit appeared on the bank statement. She breathed a sigh of relief. Getting used to live on a fixed income had not been easy after her retirement, and she had to get used to the reduction in her income. Definitely her lifestyle had changed, but in turn, she was happy. No more work, no more bosses, no more deadlines and no more trudging through bad weather.

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