“Harry the Magnificent” the sign read.
“You’ll be amazed by his magic fingers” it added.
“Oh, please,” I thought. “I’ve never been amazed by any carnival magician.”
The act was boring, bland. Harry’s claims, however, were spot on.
I was amazed to discover my wallet and watch were both missing.
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Their first date went swimmingly. She hugged him often.
Suddenly he couldn’t find his money. He blushed and let her know. She rolled her eyes, tossed some bills on the counter, and left.
Outside she took a wallet out of her purse, removed cash and cards, then threw it away.
Katya Duft is a translator, interpreter, and language teacher, and enjoys writing short stories, poetry, and her blog, “Tales from the Bus”.