Mary and Nissa are at the fundraiser. Only $100 each!
“I am the man for the job,” says Joe. He is elegant in a suit and tie and crisp white shirt. “I don’t lie. I don’t break laws. I don’t even speed! I am a man of sterling character!”
Mary and Nissa enjoy the fundraiser very much. Nissa is driving Mary home afterwards.
“He’s so wonderful! And that meal! Did you see all the silver? He is the man for the job!”
Nissa turns the car into Mary’s driveway. She turns the car off and looks at Mary.
“What?” says Mary.
Nissa pulls a spoon out of her pocket.
“You stole a silver spoon?” says Mary, appalled.
Nissa breaks it in half. It splinters.
“Wood. With silver paint. Don’t be fooled, Mary.” Nissa hands Mary the two wooden halves and Mary stares at them. Nissa gets out to help Mary in to the house.
After she is situated, walker within reach, Mary says, “I may rethink that donation I was going to make. Thank you for coming with me, Nissa.”
Nissa smiles. “You are welcome. Thank you for taking me.”
The woman in the picture is new to my home. She has a tag that reads “Chubby Purple Mama”. She was made by an artist in town, Karen Renee Page, who died in September. Many dolls were given for a fundraiser. This doll has crystals and a piece of wood in her belly. Without them she is not balanced. I added one of the chalcedony nodules that I find here on the beach.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: sterling.
The world certainly has no lack of thieves, does it?