A Special Finish the Story Challenge for Nov

The Penny

Sounds of children’s laughter and joy floated down the stairs. Liam breathed deeply and smiled. Never more content in his life. All thanks to the penny in his hand. 

“Don’t forget your change, sir,” she had said. Her smile ignited the flame he thought long dead. A brush of her hand against his, and he was her’s. 

The ladies in his life, in beautiful red holiday dresses, walked down the steps of the opera house still reveling in The Nutcracker.

“Did you like it, Daddy?” Alice grinned. 

“Very much so.” He kissed Alice on the forehead, and held his wife’s hand.

The ringing of the Christmas bell called to the penny, and with a smile and tip of his hat, Liam dropped the penny into the kettle so that it may bring someone else as much love and joy as it had him.

“Thank you, sir and Merry Christmas.”


As we are coming up to the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to do a special Finish the Story (of sorts). 

Tell another story of the penny. Where has it been? Where is it going? What happened to the people who owned the penny? Was it all good, or did a Scrooge own it? The choice is up to you.

If you would like to contribute a story, please link to this post (or post your link in the comments). I will collect any response I find and post them here on the 30th of November.  Please tag it FTS Penny, so that I can find it. 

Length and style is up to you. Just have fun with it 🙂

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