by C.M. Simpson
A single gold coin shines on the pavement, but no one except me seems to have noticed it. I watch it, hoping someone will take it and claim it as their own. Needing someone to take it. Please take it.
Finders-Keepers is an 1,800-word vignette of this vigil. It is the second story in the fourth Simpson Anthology, An Anthology of Worlds, which is released in mid-September 2012.