Enriched – January 10: Flash Fiction Challenge

Jan Malique – A question of real wealth

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working-template-for-ff-challenges92.pngJanuary 10, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the idea of enrichment. Use many of its different manifestations or explore reasons why it matters to the character. Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by January 15, 2019.  Rules & Guidelines.

My offering for Charli’s challenge. One that made me think hard about the meaning of enrichment:

The Beggar opened his sack and offered her treasures galore.

“Yours if you wish” he cajoled.

“Why?” she answered quietly.

“Need, there is always need” he whispered.

She paused before responding.

“Will it offer the gift of another breath, another sunrise and sunset? Will it offer a kind word and comforting arms when all seems lost? Will it fill my heart with joy at the world’s beauty? Will it allow me to be who I truly am?.”

He stared at her intently, then…

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