Quite The Sign

They say hindsight is twenty-twenty, but Jasmine never bought into that. Linda continued blabbering about her latest opportunity. She sipped her coffee and nodded at the right times but wasn’t listening at all.

“Lin, you know I love ya, but it’s a scam. I hope you didn’t pay anything.”

Linda was taken aback. “If you were a real friend.”

Jasmine sighed as Linda stormed out of the shop.

Moments later, Linda returned silently to the table. She handed Jasmine her buy-in check. “If that wasn’t a sign, I don’t know what is.”


“The police just arrested the owner.”

This short was inspired by and written for The Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction Challenge


10 thoughts on “Quite The Sign

  1. Reminds me of all the bait and switch ‘You’ve won a car if this key fits…’ or the code is right ‘You win big bucks’ –
    but they always take the key or the code into a back room and if you don’t want to buy you get a scratch off lottery ticket or a worthless coupon.

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      1. I had a family member loose big bucks because of an out of country lottery that she had to pay a fee for… to get her winnings. Can’t happen. Can’t win what you don’t enter and US folks are not allowed to win out of country lottery (at least I think I heard that somewhere).

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