Spare Change

spare_change

I walk out of the DMV toward my car, waiting for my friend to finish his business inside. As soon as I exit the door, a man stands blocking the way

“Excuse me sir, you wouldn’t happen to have a quarter on you by chance?”

“Yeah hold on.” I walk ten feet to my car and open the door to rifle through the trash for some change.

“Excuse me sir, you wouldn’t happen to have a quarter on you by chance?”

I turn around to see a second man with his hand held out.

“Yeah, hold on” I turn back to the trash and dig out as much change as I can find, split in half and hand one part to the man behind me.

“Thank you sir, God bless you sir,” he says.

Then, I walk back to the man waiting by the door.  I put the rest of my change into his hand.

“Thank you sir,  God bless you sir,” he says.

I go back to my car and sit, reading with my window down.

“Excuse me sir, you wouldn’t happen to have a quarter by chance?”

I look up to see the first man standing at my window, not an ounce of recognition in his eyes.

“No, I’m sorry. I don’t have any change.”

Author: Flash-365

Author Benjamin Davis and artist Nikita Klimov created one story and one picture each day for one year. In May 2018 they published their first book, The King of FU

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