Change to spare

Change to spare

A Story by Yann Bellemare
"

Tigra; I took it and I ran with it.

"

''Suits give respect. I know. Because I wear one. In all honesty, I don't have a choice. Getting actioneers in these dark times gets closer and closer to the needle in hay metaphor. I obviously need a suit, if you see what I mean. ''

 

  

The ink black suit contrasted his pale feather skin; behind him stood skyscrapers which were attempting confrontation to the clouds, all differing in height and dressed up in various sizes.

 

 

He crossed the street at a fast pace, following the crowds. He usually read the sign to rise his spirits. If he even knew what a spirit was. ''Wall Street'' the sign read.

 

 

Trying to look occupied instead of preoccupied, John continued to follow the herd to the next intersection. He usually looked ahead instead of looking down. How useless was it to look down, and how bad it looked when crossing a familiar face he thought. Even if it felt like the right thing to do.

 

 

John looked afar and saw the pedestrian sign flicking its seconds down. He followed half of the group as they seperated in two; ones who waited for the next crossing, or the darings who were rushing to be on time. Halfway crossed, John noticed a peculiar event which revulsed him. A bum, yes literally a bum; gloves with holes at the extremities, an obviously unwashed prehistoric beard and a hippie ''peace N' love'' bandana; he was throwing pocketfulls of change in the sewers.

 

 

 The imagery made John literally go crazy.

 

 

 ''What in God's limited power are YOU doing !?'' John blurted out.

 

 

 ''THIS is why you must be a bum and THIS is also why this economy is DESTROYING itself !''

 

 

 ''Pennies ! Dimes ! Quarters !! All accounted for by the Federal Reserve are now LOST forever !''

 

 

'' If only two thousand of you shmucks did this, it COULD cause UNIMAGINABLE waves in the economy ! What are you trying to DO!? Destroy us even MORE !? '' John's tone was close to hysterical at this point and his crazed look made it obvious.

 

 

The bearded man looked up, finally staring at the man who had been talking for almost a minute as the cars had been zooming by him only a feet away. He responded with a conclusive and prophetic statement.

 

 

At this point, John closed his opened mouth and continued his speeded walk, now looking down. The sentence resonated in his mind as he sped away.

 

 

 

'' I'm only speeding up the process. ''

 

 

 

    '' I'm only speeding up the process. ''

 

 

 

          '' I'm only speeding up the process. ''

 

© 2009 Yann Bellemare


Author's Note

Yann Bellemare
Thanks to Tigra for the one sentence inspiration. I really like this one, I will edit further on 4 sure

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Thanks so much for joining in on the group Yann. You took the idea and ran for sure...another great story from the talented writer you constantly prove to be. I hope you are going to post this in the writing area of The Idea Factory so all can read and comment on your story. I have put up another idea that I thought of last night when WC was down and I was going through withdrawls...:)

Tigra

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Good story. I especially like the last line "I'm only speeding up the process."

Ending the story with just that line made me think. There were a few minor errors but nothing too distracting. I still enjoyed the story. Good Job.

Posted 11 Years Ago


yeah, so basically..

you're a genius. everytime i read one of your recent works i claim it's my favorite, but then you write something else thats completely heart stopping and all of a sudden i have a new favorite. you just keep consistently impressing me.

The economy has actually been on my mind alot lately, just money, power.. greed, ya know, everything that associates with the economy and this writing was just touching. you make me think. and i like it. alot.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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so dry, to the point, and REAL.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Nice, almost a kind of capitalism role reversal. The more money we have the more some of us are afraid to lose it, least thats what I gleamed from this thought provoking piece. Another great (not forgetting imaginative) write Yann.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Such a most intriquing write here here, I like this I found it quite fancinting.
You are a very talented writer. I like what I have read so far, you're very creative.


Posted 11 Years Ago


Very interesting; especially John's characteristics as they pertain to his demeanor before confronting the bum. I'd like to know more about why the bum thought throwing the money away "speeds up the process". I can only assume, but I'd like to know what is in your mind........ Great, thought provoking write!

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Your talent shines through like an up close view of a star, my friend, Yann B.! This is an fascinating and most intriguing story! Might it have a bit of truth mingled in with, eh? A success, as always! Two thumbs up!

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Thanks so much for joining in on the group Yann. You took the idea and ran for sure...another great story from the talented writer you constantly prove to be. I hope you are going to post this in the writing area of The Idea Factory so all can read and comment on your story. I have put up another idea that I thought of last night when WC was down and I was going through withdrawls...:)

Tigra

Posted 11 Years Ago


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