The Derby Telegraph invites readers to submit short stories. Here is a piece by Philip Neale (pen name - Neal James), titled: 'In one moment, their fate was decided'
"To his right, standing in front of the teller, was a man clad in black, the gun in his hand pointing straight at the teller's head."
MICHAEL O'Reilley was going to apologise to his family. Apologise for all the wasted years he had inflicted upon each of them and somehow beg their forgiveness for the emotional anguish which he had caused.
Jennifer, his wife of 22 years, had suffered most over the past three of those, and it was to her that he was now hurrying, heart and mind filled to the brim with remorse and self-loathing for the humiliation which he had heaped upon her during that time...