Write a story about a character who buys a secondhand coat and then discovers something in the pocket.
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“his gift” by Nan Anna
He who never believed in love was given a giftIt was a cold silver day. It's December , happiness and joy lingered in the atmosphere. The streets decorated with red and white candy canes, miniature Santa dolls, Christmas lights and sale posters plastered everywhere your eyes would ever reach . Sale! sale! sale! .Among the flexes and posters he found the store he was looking for; a cheap store that sold used clothesDing! Opening the door he, a tall handsome man entered the store."Can i get a coat ?" he asked. He slamme...
“Switch A Roo” by Christine Hungerford
“Hey, I think we just passed a Thrift Store. Do you want to stop in there and try to find something to get?” My next-door neighbor, Jessica, and I were walking side-by-side on the sidewalk next to an extremely busy, death-by-zooming-car highway. Or least it was like it, the way each vehicles raced past me in a flurry of colors as I looked and watched a car dash past me and then back at Jessica. She was turning around. &n...
“The Blue Coat” by Alaina Logan
Sarah Weeks was a frail, happy child. Although being born into a rather poor family, Sarah kept her head high and looked towards the brightest sides of things.When winter rolled around again, poor Sarah found her coat had grown too small and decided to go to her mother, who was a widow."Mother, my coat has grown to small for me. What shall I do?" Sarah held the old gray coat out to her mother, who was darning a sock.The woman sighed and took the coat. "Give this coat to your younger sister and find your older brother ...
“Homeless” by Jane Pait
HomelessBy Jane T. PaitAnson awakened from a deep sleep. He was half frozen in the abandoned hotel in spite of the overcoat the young stranger had given him. But, he had slept, really slept, for the first time in a long time. This time, there were no dreams to remind him why he was alone in a broken down hotel. When he awakened, he walked in the new snow savoring its cleanness. Some children throwing snowballs attacked him as he...
“The Second-Chance Coat” by Dallas Spires
Winter set in early. As the sun fell below the horizon and the temperature dipped with it, an icy wind whipped around the corners of the old brick buildings downtown. Passers-by huddled in their coats on the way to their destinations in the coming night. Well, all save for one, it seemed. Caught off guard by the sudden chill in the air, Billy Fletcher stood in front of the brightly lit window of a shop he’d never noticed before, and he’d walked this block to and fro every day for years, coming and going, heading into work and then...
“Secondhand Reunion” by Daniel Eanes
It wasn’t a bad purchase for only $14.50. Winter had hit hard and I had needed a new winter coat for years. Unfortunately, I happened to lose my good, high-paying job through a cruel twist of fate – as well as convoluted office politics – not months earlier and had to scramble for the new, so-so, lower paying job I had at that time. Needless to say, as a result, I had to scrounge and cut back wherever I could, even in the clothing department. That’s not to say that I was blowing my money on Gucci and Dolce & Gabba...
“IHGFEIHGFE” by Manisha Das Sangma
It’s been 3 years and I still haven’t found it out.What is it?And why am I drawn towards it?I should have thrown it away.Maybe my mind is just playing games or maybe it’s nothing but a piece of paper.I slept then.Next morning, I ended up putting that tiny torn paper inscribed with those undecodable letters, back into my wallet and hurried for the bus.********3 Years Bef...
“Lorenzo” by Pauline Breatnach
Earl Lorenzo placed the diamond-encrusted quill on his desk in the study. Rays of pallid March sun glinted off the tiny diamonds.'Grandpa Ashcroft's wedding gift to dear departed Grandma Ashley,' he murmured, gazing at the quill. Since Grandma Ashley had departed this life some weeks earlier, he was obliged to respond to letters of condolence. Grandma Ashley was beloved of all wh...
“Second Hands” by Elizabeth Donohue
Bing Matherson grunted and rolled over on the flattened cardboard box he lay on, beneath the continuous roar of the cars and trucks on the overpass above. He shivered violently in the frigid air and pulled his threadbare blanket tighter about him.“Winter coming early this year, Bing.”“Yeah, Bob. I reckon you might be right.”“Swig?” Bob proffered the whiskey bottle but Bing shook his head.“Not about to start that now.” Bing rubbed his face, then his arms, massaging his bony limbs to create some kind of heat....
“A Genie's Trick” by Calvin Friedlander
My mind shook like an earthquake, I was tired, alone and afraid. A voice kept whispering in the back of my mind. 'Should I buy it?’ I shook away the thought and looked around. My mind drifted away again. For a second, I forgot where I was and where I'd been. I reached inside my coat pocket and, brushing...
“Pocketful of Happiness” by Rosie Greenwood
I examined the coat in the mirror. It was beautiful, the kind of thing a princess would wear. My hands slipped into the, thankfully, very large pockets, where I felt something hard. I pulled it out—it was a leather-bound book, beautiful and old It was a thick book, and the pages were worn. I opened it and read the first paragraph. September 7, 1538
“A Ticket to Burton-Upon-Trent” by Alyse Morrell
The day felt sickeningly long to David. He sorted through his fifth box of donations for his shift, and he still had about 10 more to go. “How are there so many drop offs today?” David asked. “It’s almost spring,” his manager told him, “most people feel like getting rid of the old this time of year. Of course they don’t realize that by Christmas, they’ve bought back almost the same amount that they’ve just dumped off. And so the cycle repeats itself.” David had...
“The Old Man's Friend” by Deborah Mercer
Most people agreed that the Hospice Shop got it just right. It wasn’t one of those charity shops that made the average jumble sale look like Harrods, but it hadn’t been colour-coordinated to within an inch of its life with prices to match. Betty Chambers, the manager, was one of those Good Eggs that every town needs to function properly, though there were occasionally unkind whispers that if she saw a committee, she’d apply to join it on principle before she even knew what it was for or against. But one thing – well, two, r...
“Sibling Rivalry ” by Dominic Njoroge
INTRODUCTIONHaniel was born as a talented and courageous man. He confronted any one who messed with his rights. He was serious, smart and intelligent. He was an eloquent speaker as well. This is what helped him to achieve, in his career. He knew there was a place where his rights could never be, misused. He understood the law like a novel. He took the law very seriously. This made him a senior level lawyer.On the other hand we have Judy who is the main character of the story. She is a h...
“The Letter” by Brennah Abernathy
Cecilia inhaled the scent of the second-hand store as she tugged on her new coat. Well, it was sort of a new coat. She bought it last week at a thrift shop. Her friends were laughing, joking around, and forcing each other to try on the ugliest thing they could find. The coat was indeed the ugliest thing Cecilia had ever seen, which usually meant she loved it. It was a bright green faux-suede. It had tassels, and feathers and enough pink sequins to make it look like a colored disco ball. The light caught it every time she moved...
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