Prophets and Loss

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10 June 2008

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Drabble Challenge #7 [Alternate]

Prompt: windfall

With less than 100 awen to his name, this was a bad time for an audit.

"I need to know about these charges."

"Just some wands and other depleted devices, mostly trinkets."

"And this deduction for censership?"

"Consulting for a media group."

"And the spell-checker?"

"I misspoke an incantation a few years ago…"

"I see. Your cache on hand seems a bit low."

"I took a beating the market."

"Well, as I suspected, there are some discrepancies."

"How much do I owe?" He could almost hear the last of his savings draining away.

"No, you misunderstand me. We owe you."




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