She had never known cold like it. It penetrated her skin and struck her bones. She felt it deep down, as if it were infiltrating her very soul.
Escape was not an option; there was no turning back until she’d achieved her goal. There was no way she could face the humiliation of returning empty handed.
Slowly, so slowly, she continued her search in vain. She groped around in the dark, not sure of herself.
Suddenly, a realisation came to her like a thunderbolt. It was so obvious.
She picked up a box of fish fingers and closed the freezer.