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A Penny for Your Thoughts


Timothy Paterson


Smashwords Edition


Copyright 2012 Timothy Paterson



As Randy waited for his mom to pick him up from school, he was thinking of the big game on Friday. Coach Brown had informed him that scouts from a few universities, including the University of Kentucky would be watching the game. Randy wanted to go to the University of Kentucky, because they had a good basketball team. As he was lost in his thoughts, something on the ground caught his eye, something glistening from the sun. He reached down and picked up a brand new shiny penny. As he did so, he found himself repeating his mother’s favorite saying; “A penny for your thoughts.” I wish that were true.” Randy thought. “I wish that I could read other people’s thoughts. That would be so cool.”

Randy put the penny in his pocket, just as his mother’s car pulled up. Mrs. Perkins looked tired and worn out, but Randy did not seem to notice. When she asked Randy how his day was, he spent the next twenty minutes telling her how great he played during basketball practice. “Coach Brown said that if we win the big game on Friday, it might help me to get a basketball scholarship. He told me that I’m the best player on the team, which of course, I already knew.”

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