“Sir?” Ingrid held her cup toward the elderly man.
He halted after he’d passed by, and then shuffled toward her. He leaned down, his face inches from hers. His bushy eyebrows knitted together like one long caterpillar. That’s when she knew she’d made her first mistake. Never hit the same mark twice, Momma had warned.
“Child, last year, you took advantage of my kindness by stealing my wallet.”
“God forgives and so shall I,” he said before dropping several coins into her cup.
“Bless you,” she called to his back as she tucked his wallet into her skirt.
So, today, I tried something new. Lance, over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog, has invited me several times in comments to participate in the 100-word song challenge. I’ve never done it because it is so out of my comfort zone (and I’m a big chicken). That’s why I decided to try it today.
The song is “Her First Mistake” by Lyle Lovett. I wasn’t familiar with it so I gave it a listen, and then tried to come up with a different take. You tell me whether it works or not 🙂
If you’d like to write your own response, post it on your blog and then go to Lance’s blog (linked above) to post your link. Have fun!