‘I’m just tired. A horse can be flogged for so long then it just keels over. I’m now swaying and tottering ...’
‘Look, Tom, you just need a rest. A good night’s sleep and ...’
‘What I need is a fresh start.’
‘But how will we ...’
‘Don’t worry, no-one our age gets a fresh start. You keep going or you stop. And if I stop we lose everything we’ve worked for. It’s not like I have a choice, is it? The only option is to keep soldiering on and hope that it gets better.’
‘No, it won’t.’
A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.