Sunday, February 10, 2008

Double Drabble Sunday! Prompt: Sharing


"Thompson Microinvestment understands how difficult child rearing is in today’s world. Food, healthcare, clothing, swimming lessons, summer camp – not to mention college. That’s why we offer young families innovative market-based solutions.

"Here’s how it works. We sell microshares in little Spencer’s life. The money helps defray the cost of Spencer’s upbringing. When he grows up, the shareholders will recieve dividends taken from his income.

"Of course, shareholders will have voting interest in some life decisions – college, marriage, career – but it’s actually beneficial, to have the input of savvy investors behind such important decisions.

"So, do we have a deal?"


"But Katrina–"

"I’m not talking to you, Kelsey." She turned away from her sister.

"Fine, be that way. You can’t use our left kidney."

"You can’t do that!"

"Why not? I’m on the left side, I get to say who uses what."

"But, that’s not possible," she said, worry creeping into her voice. "Right?"

"It’s my kidney, I say who uses it."

"But, I don’t want to have just one kidney. And if I can’t use your kidney, you can’t use mine."

"MOMMY!" Kelsey shouted. "Katrina’s not sharing!"

"Girls, stop your bickering this instant." Sometimes I hate raising conjoined twins.

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