Congrats to Mrs. Jenny for her Saturday Centus Centennial celebration - 100 weeks of fun. For this week's prompt, she returned to the very same one she used on her inaugural posting. It's in red below.
My entry, a fictional piece, picks up where I left off a couple Saturday's ago with a story of a woman whose ill fortune seemed to be changing for the better. This week, the story continues, but in her own words. To read my original post, click HERE. For my post for this week... read on...
I removed the new boots and set them carefully in the closet, tossed the old tired dress on the chair and changed into running clothes. Glancing once more at the precious pearls still on my ears, I quickly laced my shoes and dashed out the door.
The annoying slap slap of a poorly tied shoelace forbade me to ignore it, finally interrupting my run only a short distance up the trail.
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.
I felt the smile forming. First the boots, then the pearls. Now this. Things were finally about to change. No. Not true. Things actually had changed.
Be sure to stop by Mrs. Jenny's to see what the other Centusians did with that wad of $100s. Happy Anniversary, Mrs. Jenny. Thanks for keeping us busy for so many Saturdays.