Saturday, May 8, 2010

One hundred dollar bill at a time

Jenny Matlock has started what she calls the Saturday Centus. She provides the prompt, and you get to finish the story in an additional 100 words (or less).

Here's her prompt-
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.

And here is the rest of the story-
I could do so much with the money. My older daughter could have a new dress to wear to the prom. It could pay for my younger one’s chess lessons.
But the money could be someone’s egg nest- they would hate to lose it.
But if not me, it would be someone else who finds it. A person who hides money in a public place, is asking that it be taken.
Maybe it was an act of charity? A test?
I dig out the money, and give it away to the homeless. One hundred dollar bill at a time.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

A noble ending, Rayna!

Mason Canyon said...

Definitely a good ending.

Thoughts in Progress


Good ending.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It was the right thing to do - good ending.

jfb57 said...

I think I might have taken half!Not a good girl!

Drama Queen said...

It is sometimes hard to do the right thing - when you know there's so many ways we could use the money ourselves - but in the end, doing the right thing feels so good! Good story!

Clarissa Draper said...

I knew you'd come up with a wonderful way to spend the money. I don't know what I'd do...that's probably why I didn't write anything. Cool challenge though, I'll check back next Saturday on her blog.


Viki said...

Great story. Looks like most people aren't keeping it LOL.

Christy said...

Excellent choice of recipients!

Tracy said...

we are all so honest on here wonder what we would REALLY do. Good ending

Ann said...

Nice morality tale.

My name is PJ. said...

That's what I call sharing the wealth! Good job!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Diane - thank you. Easy to write, because that is what I would have done.

@ Mason/ Yvonne/ Alex - thank you.

@ jfb57 - maybe you are just more honest than the rest of us?

@ Drama Queen - quite agree. I don't think spending the money wuold have given much pleasure.

@ Clarissa - you could have written multiple stories, couldn't you?

@ Viki - thank you. Few people would, I guess.

@ Christy - thank you

@ Tracy - I personally think most of us would just walk away. It would be hard to take the money,and harder still to give it away.

@ Ann - and a most unlikely person to write a morality tale.

@ My name is PJ.- thank you

Jenny said...

Wow. Another interesting twist to the story.

I am so excited to read your writing. You have such a clear and different voice!

I am going to post mine tomorrow!

What a fun meme!

100 words really makes you tighten up...and I love the challenge in that!

Thanks for participating.

Me said...

Great story, nice ending

Vicki said...

Good thing to do with all the money...ever wonder how much there was???

Tina said...

Nice to meet you Rayna! Great centus. I look forwards to reading more of your work. I'm a new follower, from Colorado.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Jenny - thank you. And I really look forward to your next prompt- this is great fun.

@ Me- thank you. And I loved your ending too. Hope you had fun wherever you decided to go

@ Vicki - not really. Though I would hope the person who found it at least counted how many people she gave it away to. And since I am just not able to comment on your blog, I have to tell you how much I love your profile.

@ Tina - thanks for dropping by. I will pay you a visit as soon as my internet starts behaving itself.


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