Discerning #CarrotRanch


Tock, tock, tock, tock,” repeated knocks on my window pane brought my focus back from the e-mails I was checking on my phone, as I waited at the long traffic signal under an overpass. “Give me some money,” a young girl with a baby  pleaded, “I have not eaten all day.” Her face forced me to look for some change money. Not finding anything lower than a ten rupee, I handed over an one rupee coin from the dashboard. “Beggars can’t be choosers,” went the adage till the girl disproved it saying, “what do you get for a rupee?

Word Count : 99

April 11, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the pharse “beggars can’t be choosers,”. You can play with the owrd, alter them or interpret them without using the phrase. Give it any slant you want – show what it means or add it its meaning. Go where the prompt leads.

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    1. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. It is painful for the girl, as she had to ask for money. For me it was painful because she was refusing money, no matter how small, that was coming almost effortless.


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