Gone with the Windfall

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                                           Holding the back of the chair is sheer disbelief. “Did I hear him right!” $1 million dollars and from whom? Patricia couldn’t believe it, with teary eyes she looked at Andre and exhaled, “We have our home!” And kissed her little one on his forehead as he wiped her tears.
 
Time was taking a turn yet again and with the looks of it, this time it was going to be for good.
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An extract from one of the scenes from my collection of short stories
Photo Credit: Microsoft Office Clip Art
 
Daily Prompt: You just inherited $1,000,000 from an aunt you didn’t even know existed. What’s the first thing you buy (or otherwise use the money for)? 
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My Pride and Joy

Four business executives having meeting in boardroom

 

….why didn’t I feel the pain, I felt annoyed at myself. The anger I felt was more real than anything else that had happened in the last few days. What did it mean? My mind was finding it hard to make sense of the emotions I felt and the inability of feeling what I should have at this time and in the given circumstances. “And that’s how the cookie crumbles”, were his last words as he left the room and these words haunted me since….

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“May I?” Al called from the entry door interrupting my thoughts and bring me back to this moment. The moment! “Are you ready? It’s time. Frank is ready to sign the papers.” said Al with a big smile on her face. “It’s about time!” and I gave Al the wink only she knew what it meant. She had seen it all and stood by me through it with an unshaken confidence that I’ll come back and take what belonged to me. My pride and joy was not hidden when I walked in and looked at Frank. “It was nice doing business with you, Frank……..”

 

An extract from one of the scenes from my collection of short stories.

Photo Credit: Microsoft Office ClipArt.

 Daily Prompt

Weekly Writing Challenge: Flash Fiction

Aside

And together we laughed at life

Train Station…and we stood there gasping for air as the train disappeared leaving behind nothing but steam. It had been a difficult trip with everything going just the way it shouldn’t have. The next train out wouldn’t be until 8:30 in the night and all we could do was wait at the station for the next 6 hours. We looked at each other, paused, and then burst out laughing. Things rarely work out the way we plan but it’s that element of surprise that keeps us together…

 

An extract from one of the scenes from my collection of short stories.

 Photo Credit: Microsoft Office ClipArt.

 

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