Terri held the envelope in trembling hands. She knew what it was. Her exam results. Tremblingly, for she knew what would be inside. She had made a decision months ago. She was not even going to try any more. She had had enough of sitting isolated in sick rooms doing exams, even though she had always had the top results in the class. No, she could not do it any more. So she knew what the result inside the envelope would be.

Yes – there it was. She had FAILED every single subject.

She went out into the STREET and breathed fresh air. She knew exactly what this would mean for her. But in a way she didn’t care. Except that she had let people down. She imagined her grandmother’s reaction. The one who had supported her throughout her life, and suddenly she had to go back in, and cry her tears in PRIVATE.

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