Occurrence by Chance a slice of life short story by Owen Richason

Occurrence by Chance (Slice of Life)

Overdrawn. Again.  The third time in as many consecutive months. And, payday was still far too long off to bring any semblance of financial relief - no fewer than eleven days until the next direct deposit hit. Making matters worse, an overtime moratorium at work - which meant no way to supplement the next check - not to mention a super slow side gig that hadn’t brought in much lately.  Running the short-term budget numbers only served to bring on more anxiety and frustration, blunting out any possible cockeyed optimism. Although there was generally a clear way to look on the bright side, this particular cycle had little to no silver lining. That is, except for one thing. On
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