Conserved and shrinkwrapped, Amanda bowed her head and sighed.
“So I inherit everything?”, the solicitor kept silent.
“Is it a lot?”
The solicitor smiled and showed her a paper with the sum. She already had every penny of Christopher’s counted, and intended to invest them well. She craved plastic surgery. She needed the youth that Chris had stolen.
Shocked, she realized the amount was only half of what she had expected.
But she suppressed her anger, trilling:
“That’s a lot, and I’m the sole benefactor?”
The solicitor shook his head, weighing every word:
“I believe you have a younger sister?”
This week I decided to use the image as a metaphor. With those two well preserved cars I imagine a widow who are in for a surprise. I hope it worked.
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February 24, 2016