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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Saturday Centus #1

I am participating in Saturday Centus with Jenny Matlock. This is my first attempt at using a writing prompt. Certainly fun!
Jenny Matlock
My untied shoelace changed my life. As I leaned down to re-tie it, I kicked away a few leaves. When I turned my head slightly to look where the leaves had been, I was astonished to see a rubber-banded wad of hundred dollar bills nestled in a little indention in the muddy ground.

As I stooped to retrieve the money I realized that this could  be the money missing from the recent bank heist. I took it home and sat down at the table. Back and forth my mind went whether to keep the money which I really needed or to return it to the bank that had just foreclosed on my home. 

No one would know, they were unmarked bills mine for the taking. I wrestled with the knowledge that I would be no better than those I considered crooks. Finally virtue won out and I returned the money. Silly virtuous girl.

12 comments:

  1. Hopefully, when you returned you got a big reward. Great take on this.

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  2. good for you wonder what we would really do?

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  3. Imagine the bad karma if you'd kept it! Nice job, Christy!

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  4. I would have done the same thing as you... otherwise I would have felt guilty forever!!! Great story! :)

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  5. I love the last line!!!! Excellent!

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  6. Home vs. theft. Nice dilemma you created and resolved.

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  7. I love your ending. Love your story development in so few words.

    Really impressive!

    Totally loving these 100 word masterpieces.

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  8. Virtue is supposed to make us feel better isn't it?! Never works for me!

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  9. Everyone is so virtuous I kept the money. Great story

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  10. We should all be so virtuous...good girl!

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  11. Good work, Christy! Mine also had a mortgage in it...

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  12. Wow these are great! #2 makes me cry :'( Don't do that! lol

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