Nell: What are you doing downstairs at this time of the morning?
Me: I’ve got my Wednesday Writers workshop later so I need to be up and doing.
Nell: Ouch. Stop that. Leave me alone.
Me: Pinch, punch. First of the month. White rabbits, no return.
Nell: What’s the matter with you? Why mention rabbits?
Me: It’s 1st November and I’m warding off evil spirits.
Nell: I worry about you sometimes. I really do.
Me: It’s something you do at the beginning of the month.
Nell: I know something else you need to do.
Nell: Share the link to your page so people can buy you a cup of Earl Grey and support your writing.
Me: Must I?
Nell: Yes. You post a story every day. It’s only like a subscription.
Me: I know. I just wish I didn’t need to ask.
Nell: The donations make a huge difference.
Me: Yes, they really do. We will use the money to buy coal for the fire and food for you dogs.
Nell: Go on then.
Me: It’s https://www.buymeacoffee.com/saramartin and thank you so much in advance.
Me: Kev and I are looking at a couple of houses later, by the way.
Me: Because we have to move, Nell.
Nell: I should come with you.
Me: I’m afraid you can’t.
Nell: I don’t like you going without me.
Me: It has to be done. We can’t put it off any longer.
Nell: This isn’t going to be easy, is it?
Me: No, but we have no choice.
Nell: We’ll make it a home wherever we go.
Me: Yes, we will.
Nell: As long as we have each other all will be well.
Me: It will.
Nell: You can do this. We’re by your side.
Me: Yes. Sorry.