Miguel wandered through the maze of stones searching for the small  purse.  

All the money in his world was tied up in a small bag of cloth wound with twine.  

Had he been careless?  Had he dropped it while the sun scorched through the hat? Had someone carefully lifted it from his side while he rested for a moment?

 Not possible, he thought.  No way this could happen.

He glanced around confused.  How long had he been walking?  Where was his destination?  Was there really a bag of money?

“Sir?  Is this yours?” the angel in the sand whispered.



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100 words for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  Photo credit: Dawn Q Landau

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About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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13 Responses to Searching

  1. robincoyle says:

    Like the new look here!

    Wait a minute . . . that bag of money is mine!


  2. margirene says:

    I like how the angel restores not just the purse, but also Miguel’s faltering sense of reality. And I love how the angel whispers. Lovely.


  3. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Ruth, How wonderful – an honest (of course) angel. Excellent!
    Nan 🙂


  4. Ruth, Lovely and heartwarming story. He was in need and was helped. Well written. 🙂 —Susan


  5. hugmamma says:

    Sweet story all of us can relate to…hope.


  6. Claudia says:

    Nice touch…the angel…good job.


  7. Caerlynn Nash says:

    I’m going waaaay out on a limb here, but this brings to mind maybe a homeless person, perhaps with mental issues. Yet he asked and the universe complied. Even if I’m way off base, it’s a great 100-word story for the prompt. Well done.


  8. Dear Ruth,

    Guess you could say the money wasn’t really lost. Nicely done.




  9. Grace says:

    “Love” the thought of an angel in the sand or anywhere really! A mystical being to watch over and protect us. Such a beautiful short and such a beautiful thought.


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