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By Melissa Jane Moore All Rights Reserved ©

Thriller / Horror

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MissIndependent Mary Minkins Move in tomorrow! Can’t wait!

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Mother said I’d never get my own place. She said I’d never do anything.

BeeBee88 Becca Bryson @MissIndependent Yours too, huh?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @BeeBee88 Yeah. She was always telling me I was stupid, I was lazy.

BeeBee88 Becca Bryson @MissIndependent Sounds like my childhood. Nothing better than getting your own place and getting away.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @BeeBee88 God yeah. I mean, she did everything for me, don’t get me wrong. I owe her for that.

BeeBee88 Becca Bryson @MissIndependent No you don’t. Right now you owe YOU.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @BeeBee88 Yeah. This place came just in time. Didn’t think I’d ever get out!

BeeBee88 Becca Bryson @MissIndependent Well, you did, so enjoy it!

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @BeeBee88 Oh I plan to. I’m going to start painting straight away!

BeeBee88 Becca Bryson @MissIndependent I was thinking more in terms of partying, having ‘guests’ over, etc. Lol.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @BeeBee88 Don’t laugh at me.

BeeBee88 Becca Bryson @MissIndependent Didn’t mean anything by it, Honey. I just think you should have fun now you’re on your own.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @BeeBee88This place saved me. Painting is the least I can do. And I’m not your Honey.

BeeBee88 Becca Bryson @MissIndependent No need to get nasty. Just trying to help.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @BeeBee88 I don’t need your help, or anyone else’s. Bite me.

BeeBee88 Becca Bryson @MissIndependent Fine. Want me to un-follow you, too?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @BeeBee88 Way ahead of you, bitch.

Deelight Donna Lawson @MissIndependent Hey Hon, how goes the new abode?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Deelight It’s great. I’ve got all my furniture covered and I’ve just started painting the living room.

Deelight Donna Lawson @MissIndependent Wow, you don’t mess around! Have you had anything to eat yet?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Deelight An apple and a bag of chips, that should keep me going for a while.

Deelight Donna Lawson @MissIndependent Make sure you stop and eat again soon. Redecorating on an empty stomach can’t be good.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Deelight I will, but right now I have to keep working. Have to pay her back.

Deelight Donna Lawson @MissIndependent Pay who back?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Deelight The apartment of course! I wouldn’t be well again if it weren’t for her.

Deelight Donna Lawson @MissIndependent Right.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins 4 a.m. & I haven’t been to bed yet. The apartment won’t let me.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent Hey pretty. I’m up too. Gotta go to work.You should get some sleep soon.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 Sleep seems like a betrayal; this place saved me. I’d be selfish to nod off w/o repaying her.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent I’m sure it’ll understand if you take a nap.You need your sleep, baby girl.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 She, not it! Besides, Mum’s coming over tomorrow. I need to finish today.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent Okay, just don’t get exhausted. And don’t let your mom get to you.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 She’ll shit when she sees the living room: black.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent You okay?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 Fine. She wanted duck egg blue, but this is my home. This is my quiet rebellion.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent Good for you! I’ll catch you later.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Made coffee at 9 a.m. but the sight of the half-finished dining area was so unbearable, I found myself grabbing the roller again.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Got so dizzy just then, I thought the ceiling was falling down on me. I should stop, but I can’t. Have to finish today.

Lizzy2good Liz Larkin @MissIndependent Take a break. It’s not like you’re performing heart surgery.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Lizzy2good No. This is more important.

Lizzy2good Liz Larkin @MissIndependent Okay…

MissIndependent Mary Minkins 1.30 p.m. and the dining area’s done. Starting on the hallway. Head is thumping. I’ll stop and eat when I’m finished.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins 3.15 p.m. and I’m starving. How can I even think about food when there’s Barbie wallpaper in my 2nd bedroom?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Hopefully this stripping and cleaning won’t take long.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent Have you had something to eat yet?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 Haven’t eaten in 24 hours. Tummy lurches whenever the roller comes down, but it’ll come undone if I stop now.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent No it won’t. Eat something. Don’t want you fainting unless I’m there to catch you. ;-)

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 No time for fainting. Mum will be here in a few hours.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent This thing with your Mom’s too much, babe. Call her and cancel.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 Can’t. Have to prove to her I can do it. Have to prove it to Mother, too.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins The bathroom’s almost finished. The label on the can says Shell, but it seems more grey than white.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Feels like someone’s trying to weigh my eyelids down with coins. I’ll die if I lay down. Better press on.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent I’m worried about you. Really think you should cancel.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 It’s too late. She’s at the door. She’s early!

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent Calm down. She’ll understand.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 You KNOW her! She WON’T understand!

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent It’s not about you, okay? She’s the one with the problem.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 My problem is I wasted time Tweeting when I could’ve been painting!

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent How did the visit go? Your mom gone yet?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 Oh yes, she’s gone. She went about an hour ago.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent I hope you didn’t let her get to you.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 It wasn’t me she was after this time.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent Who then?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 Cosmo.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent You bought a cat?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 My apartment. Won’t be talking shit about her again though.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent What did you do?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 Told her to go to Hell and gave her directions.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent Nice!

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 Sent her there, too. Well, she bought her own ticket.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent Meaning?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 Meaning we won’t have to worry about her anymore.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent So we can get back together?

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 No. It’s just the two of us now. That’s the way Cosmo wants it.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 That’s why I sent Mother away.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent Hang on, I’ll call you.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @Scam81 Cosmo needs me. Please understand.

Scam81 Scott Campbell @MissIndependent I’m coming over.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Knock, knock, knock. Some people just won’t take no for an answer!

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Told him not to come in, but he didn’t listen. Shouldn’t have given him that spare key.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins He’s visiting with Mother now. Finally we’re alone.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Almost done painting! Just need to mop the floor first.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Upstairs neighbours are having rough, loud sex. Most inconsiderate.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins The rumpus is hindering the paint-drying process.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Painting woodwork’s not easy when you’re standing on a ladder that’s vibrating.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Mr & Mrs Thunderfuck still at it. Maybe they’re planning to dong in the New Year. Hope the fireworks go off prematurely.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins 11.40 p.m. A sudden enraptured scream from Mrs Thunderfuck made me kick over my last can of Ivory paint.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Tomorrow’s a public holiday.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Store’s not open until Tuesday.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Paid a visit to the Thunderfuck’s and told them off. They shut the door in my face.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins I can’t finish it! Cosmo won’t let me rest. She’s angry.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins I’m angry, too.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins 00.03 a.m. The Thunderfucks were so busy donging in the New Year they didn’t hear me come in.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Didn’t see me standing at their bedside either, not ‘til it was too late.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins 4 a.m. Couldn’t finish painting my apartment, so I painted theirs. Hope the new tenants like red.

MissIndependent Mary Minkins Cosmo’s happy now. Think I’ll take a nap.

KitKat87 Katie Jones Is anyone else reading @MissIndependent, a.k.a. Miss Batshit’s tweets?

Mjay89 Mel Morton @KitKat87 I am. Do you think it’s for real?

KitKat87 Katie Jones @Mjay89 Idk. What should we do?

Mjay89 Mel Morton @KitKat87 I’ll ask her.

Mjay89 Mel Morton @MissIndependent Was all that for real?

Mjay89 Mel Morton @KitKat87 I tweeted her 30 minutes ago and she hasn’t replied.

KitKat87 Katie Jones @Mjay89 Should we call the cops?

Mjay89 Mel Morton @KitKat87 Nah. It’s probably fake. Anything for attention.

KitKat87 Katie Jones @Mjay89 Remember what she was like in high school?

Mjay89 Mel Morton @KitKat87 Creepy as fuck; always was. I’ll report it.

KitKat87 Katie Jones @Mjay89 Don’t do that! I wanna re-tweet it – it’s a scream!

MissIndependent Mary Minkins @KitKat87 Retweet this, bitch.


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