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TITLE (EDIT)
Color Greed Green
DESCRIPTION
Learning one of life's lessons: Greed. Doing the wrong thing in life, doing the right thing. Many thanks to Nancy Rider and Glendora Rider for their excellent editing of this story. Rewrite by Nancy Rider made a big difference. My incerest appreciation to both of them.
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AUTHOR
Lew Dallas
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[April 2006]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (1)
A Little Piece Of Heaven (Short Stories) A world of ecsape from the hectic lifestyle of todays modern world to a more simple and peaceful time. [620 words]
Color Greed Green
Lew Dallas

   It had been a good snowfall the night before.
About twelve inches. A winter morning with fresh
fallen snow with the sunlight so brightly
glistening on the soft white ice crystals.
I remember the coldness. It was so cold in the
apple orchard that my friend Artie and me walked
like a couple of stiff snowmen. Also, the apple
trees were barren of their leaves. I would look
back occasionally to see the fresh fallen snow. My
friend Artie and me were the first ones to walk
through the fresh fallen snow which stretched out
as far as the eye could see covering any remains
of the other seasons like Fall, Spring and Summer.
   It was early morning and the neighbors were still
in their warm homes. It was quiet with only sounds
of our footsteps and our morning chatter. All of a
sudden, I saw it lying there on top of the fresh
fallen snow. It was about fifty feet ahead. The
color was green. What could it be? I thought
maybe the backside of a one dollar bill. Yep, that
was it. A one dollar bill lying with its green
backside up for all the world to see. I wondered
if Artie had seen it.
   Our Path was carrying us directly towards it.
Artie was talking to me as if he was unaware that
the bill was ahead. How had it gotten there? It
had snowed the night before, but there wasn't any
snow on top of it. No footprints in the snow. I
figured it must have been blown on the wind and
landed there. I wanted that dollar bill all for
myself. This was my greedy side. Greed with all
its tentacles was taking over me.
   The one obstacle was Artie who could run faster
than me. This was a major problem. He could easily
beat me to it. However, if I could keep him
distracted by looking at me while he talked than
he wouldn't see the dollar. My plan was short
lived. His head would turned eventually and the
race would be on. The closer we got the more
anxious I got. I realized I couldn’t wait
anymore. I was afraid to lose the dollar to
Artie. I had a brilliant thought to shove Artie
down in the snow so it would take him time to get
back up. One good push and I took off running.
In a flash I was there. I reached down and
picked up that dollar.
   I glanced over at poor Artie. When I pushed him
from behind, he had fallen face forward causing an
enormous quantity of snow to go down the front of
his coat. He looked bewildered not understanding
why I had pushed him down. I stood there looking
at him as he pulled snow out from his coat. The
feeling of greed gave way to guilt over the
dastardly deed that I had done. I told him why I
had pushed him and apologized for my wicked ways.
Also to atone for my sin, I told him that I would
give him half of the dollar. This was the right
way to mend my broken fence.
Artie and I went off to the candy store and we
each spent fifty cents on candy. This was a time
when fifty cents would buy a kid a candy feast. We
ate every bit of candy and had a great time. I
learned one of life's lessons that day which is
that friendship is more valuable than money.
I could share the money equally and both Artie and
I could have a swell time at the candy shop.

 

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© 2006 Lew Dallas
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
April 2006
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