ELLIE

Ellie struggled along the icy path to the children's hospital, two full bags in either hand. 'Morning, Ellie. What are you donating today? More hats?' Ellie nodded. Bill took the bags from her. 'Thank you, Ellie. You have a nice Christmas.' Ellie left silently. Bill handed the bags to Beth. 'Put these with the rest.'…

THE OLD DINOSAUR

Herbert smoothed his tie, straightening the silver clip. He cleared his throat and adjusted his glasses. His audience were several generations younger than he was, dressed in the fashion of the day - casual, loose, untidy. They viewed the old guest lecturer with boredom. They stared at him from behind laptops and tablets, their faces lit…