A Taxi Ride Without Money
I was standing with my friend near the cinema. He had booked the tickets online and picked up the bill beforehand. He was smoking so I gave him a piece of advice. I said to him if he gave up smoking he would feel better, but it would take up some time. He started to say many silly things to me. I asked him not to make up excuses. After that we called the taxi and went home. Driving up to my house, we noticed that we didn’t have money. But the taxi service agreed to put up the money we needed because I got a lot of bonuses on my account. All night we were watching our favourite series and watching the moon come up over the hill near our house. When our favourite series finished, the news begun. We understood that prices would go up in the new year. Then we talked a little bit about our lives and went to bed.
(from “Mastories”, short stories by Mary Zhukova)