Photo courtesy of Wendy Van Hove, writer [ Roadside Wonders ]

Larry couldn’t believe he had given in to the dare by his dorm mates.  But here he was sitting in Madame Arianna’s tent.  He was supposed to have a reading and then come tell the guys about it.  It sounded simple, but they all knew he was really superstitious and going in to see the mystic scared him.

“You will come into a great deal of money,” she said in an ethereal voice.  “I see Park Avenue and a sports car in your future as well.  But for this to come to pass you must not divulge any of it to anyone.”

Later back at college he was confronted by his friends.

“What did she say?” Howard asked teasingly.

“Something about money,” he replied,  “But it was vague.”

A few days later there was a game marathon in the dorm.  He sat down to Monopoly and took the car.  He quickly had Park Avenue, and won the game.

Ah, that’s what it was about, he thought.

That night he dreamed of Arianna. “You told them about the money.  It was supposed to be real, but you blew it!” she said.

(190 words)


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