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Topic: CLUMSY (04/11/19)
TITLE: Treasure Lost
By Linda Fleming
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The garage sale was inviting me to find that one sure treasure. It couldn’t be found anywhere else. We pulled up by the curb to investigate the minutia before us and scanned to see if anything caught our interest. To get first dibs on the bargains, I threw open the passenger door and slammed it shut. As I stepped off the curb and without warning the cement reached past my feet, beyond my hands and into my face. My hands did not receive the brain’s message to break the fall. My face hit the concrete and the glasses I wore tore into the bridge of my nose. As I looked up, the sky was blurry, and nothing was in focus. The cement had grabbed both lenses. A clear focused view was impossible through the scratched lens. I jumped to my feet, brushed the dust from my clothes and declared that I was fine. Fine? The noise in my ears confirmed that pain was throbbing in my head. Light red colors were amassing on my chin from the cement. My battered ego sustained much of the damage. How could this happen to a healthy young woman looking for a bargain at a garage sale? Bungling the treasure hunting journey, I had created a spectacle for all to see. As if looking through a cracked window, I could still see enough to identify my treasure, a tiny brass lamp with leather shade. Determined to win my prize for the day, I hurried to the back to make my purchase. To my amazement, another shopper was taking her change after paying the meager price of $1 for the tiny brass lamp, my treasure of the day. Embarrassed and in pain, without grace and helpless, I made my way to find my gem at the next garage sale.
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