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Looking For Change (Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge)

January 8, 2018

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community, hosted by Charli Mills, is HERE.

January 4, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Copper Country. It can be any place, fictional, historical, or on another planet. Go where the copper leads.

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Looking For Change

I was shocked when Kristy Benson, a year older – a senior no less – said yes.

To me! You believe it?

If I had the words I’d tell you how beautiful Kristy is, but my vocabulary, it’s, you know, just so-so, so you can use your imagination.

Problem was coming up with money. I got some extra hours at the theater when Deliverance opened last weekend – Burt can bring them in – but I needed more so I took my brother’s penny collection and sold it down at “Copper Country” for $17.00. He’s 19 and he’ll understand; he’s been in love.



6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2018 3:54 pm

    Love Danny Kaye!

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  2. mrmacrum permalink
    January 9, 2018 9:43 am

    If his brother is anything like my brothers were, no, he won’t understand. I see a fist fight in someone’s future. ……. Liked it. Reminded me of my brothers.

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  3. January 10, 2018 11:47 pm

    Hooked me from the beginning and had me laughing at the end, recalling the bubbly feeling of young love. Love the Danny Kaye song, too! It added to the nostalgic tone.

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  4. January 12, 2018 5:19 pm

    Great stuff! Reminds me of a Paul Simon line:
    “I wish I wore a ring, so I could hock it.”


  5. January 13, 2018 12:15 am

    Lovely story but I bet his brother wouldn’t have been too understanding. Thanks for Danny Kaye reminder.



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