Sunday, July 13, 2014

Magic Words

Betelgeuse 5

The owner of a store in a terrible neighborhood placed a stories dispenser next to a candy dispenser. The first was free, the other wasn’t.

He encouraged his clients to grab a story, but they just smiled and took candy instead.

One day, a young woman walked in. She seemed undecided.

“Are the stories for free?”

“They are,” he replied, delighted.

The young woman rotated the button and a small paper came out.

“Is it a good story?”

She smiled.

Many people started dropping by and, as unrealistic as it might seem, they began to smile a lot more too.


  1. Hooray for free stories - and they are better for your teeth.- they make you smile!! A warm fuzzy to you for this Lizzie!!

    1. True! Free stories bring dreams attached to them, well, the good ones! And candy... it promises you an unscheduled visit to the dentist. Oh, boy... Here's another story. LOL Hugs back!