Collecting money from turning in recyclables, she bought lottery tickets. Prayers
had been futile. Determinedly, she scratched. One ticket was a perfect match.
She’d won million jackpot. Falling on her knees she thanked the Madonna.
A gentle voice replied, “Child I did hear you and once you did your part, I did mine. Bless you”.
They’d written him off. Relegated to nondescript office, he felt like a used newspaper.
After years of loyalty, he’d become redundant. It was time to collect his debt.
Biting the bullet, he made the call. Next day he was reinstated with alacrity amidst
great fanfare of backslaps and sheepish apologies. “Given word” bore much clout.
“Ella, you cannot win.” screamed Bella. Pretty and spoiled she’d become a bully. Plain Ella had a fine mind. Being younger, she’d let Bella win. Their socialite parents favored Bella over Ella except granny. Hoping to win parent’s love and attention she decided to outshine Bella by fully applying herself. Next day, she stood first.