Sixty-two years of budgeting! Stella offered routine and capable service for forty years. Now she was retiring with no luxuries. If something cost more than $16, Stella didn’t buy!
Her dad died and left $600 for Stella. Her chance for a treasure.
She bought a $400 Tiffany lamp. Had it three weeks and a thief stole it. She found it at the near-by pawn shop. Cost thirty-five dollars to redeem it.
She took it home, plugged it in, sat down and cried. Why did she cry? She was a woman like me, who rages through a crisis, then cries.
Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneer 100 word story based on picture prompt. To see more entries, go to https://rochellewisoff.com/ and click the green frogs. PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields