And now for another Special Saturday Post:
Here's a blogfest hosted by Madeleine at Scribble and Edit. Okay, I saw this way ahead of time and I'm thinking maybe. Well, maybe nothing--here it is:
YOUR CHALLENGE is to write max 500 word piece or a poem about any character who loses an item that when found by another results in their mutual happiness/relief/salvation
.....and here is my entry:
Sarah was having one of those lousy days. Time had decided to torment her and her patience was waning. One more stop for the day. The streets were busy and she feared that she would have a problem finding a place to park. Her spirits lifted as she saw a car pulling away from the curb across the street from her destination. Feeling a sense of relief, she pulled into the space.
The meter was out of time. For a moment she thought about just running her errand and skipping the parking fee, but a quick guilty glance showed her that the parking enforcement officer was a block away and coming in her direction. She fished in her purse for her last quarter. In her anxiety to place the coin in the slot her nervous fingers fumbled and she dropped the quarter. Sarah looked about her feet and then in a wider circle, but did not see the coin anywhere. As good fortune would have it, she had parked directly in front of a small market. She hurried inside to get change for a dollar.
Molly meandered lost in her thoughts. She spied a shiny quarter on the sidewalk and bent over to pick it up. This pittance of coinage was no big deal but it seemed like a fortuitous find. She was about to pocket the quarter when she noted the parking enforcement officer heading toward her. She then happened to notice the expired meter next to her.
Someone is going to get a parking ticket, she thought. But then she smiled to herself and deposited her found quarter into the expired meter. With a chuckle she picked up her step and headed home with a happy determination.
Sarah had not counted on the line at the cashier and the time it would take to get change for a dollar. As she neared the door she could see the parking enforcement officer walking away from her car. Her heart sunk. But as she exited the store she realized with widening eyes that there was no ticket and there was now time on the meter. She didn't know what to make of it, but it was a good thing.
She crossed to the place of her destination feeling as though the day was going to start turning for the better. Sara noticed an unkempt man with a sign scrawled on a piece of cardboard. The man leaned against the building gazing dully as though he were trying to focus on his lost dreams. Sara smiled and looked at the coins she clutched in her hand. Approaching the man, she paused, put the coins in her purse, and took out a ten dollar bill and handed it to the man.
"You have a great day, sir."
"God bless you." The old man didn't have much to be thankful for these days, but this day was turning out to be not so bad.
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