Five Card Story: MISERY

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It was a dark and dreary time during the pandemic. The streets were empty, and people were afraid to leave their homes. The once vibrant city was now a ghost town, with the only sound being the constant hum of ambulance sirens.

Amidst all this, lived a woman named Sarah. She was a single mother with two young children. Her husband had passed away a few years ago, leaving her to raise their children on her own. Sarah worked as a waitress in a small café, but due to the pandemic, the café had to close down, and she lost her job.

With no income, Sarah struggled to make ends meet. She had to rely on food banks and government aid to feed her children. The rent was due, and she had no money to pay for it. The landlord threatened to evict her if she didn't pay soon.

Sarah felt helpless and alone. She couldn't sleep at night, worrying about her children's future. She tried to find work, but with the pandemic raging on, jobs were scarce. Her children missed going to school and playing with their friends. They were cooped up in their small apartment, with no access to the outside world.

Sarah's mental health started to deteriorate. She felt anxious and depressed all the time. She cried herself to sleep every night, thinking about how her life had turned upside down. She couldn't afford to pay for therapy or medication.

Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months. The pandemic showed no signs of slowing down. Sarah's misery continued, and she felt like there was no end to her suffering. She prayed for a miracle, for something to change in her life.

One day, Sarah received a call from a friend. The friend had heard about Sarah's struggles and wanted to help. She offered Sarah a job as a virtual assistant, which she could do from home. Sarah was overjoyed and grateful. She accepted the job and started working immediately.

With her new job, Sarah was able to pay her rent and buy food for her children. She was able to pay for her therapy and medication. Her mental health started to improve, and she felt like a weight had been lifted off her shoulders.

The pandemic was still going on, but Sarah was no longer miserable. She had hope for the future and believed that things would get better. She realized that even in the darkest of times, there is always a ray of light.

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