Paying Tuition Fees
When I rented the room, I did not think it would be this one! Worse, the one window looked out onto this tiny outhouse, fit only for dwarves. I shouldn’t complain. I could barely afford much rent with the crushing tuition fees at MIT. Luckily, the cottage had its own bathroom. It was months before I saw a tiny man dressed all in green standing beside the outhouse. He fit the size of it perfectly. Curious, I confronted him.
“Me pot o’ gold is safe? Ye never entered?” he wheezed.
“It’s too small for me.”
He began talking, and talking, and talking some more. I listened patiently. Two hours later, he said, “Ye seem a fine lad. Let me show ye somethin’.”
He walked, I crawled, inside the outhouse.
Minutes passed outside, but seven years inside, before I crawled back out in dragon-hide armor. “I never realized it was so easy,” I said.
“Aye,” said the leprechaun. “Turning lead into gold is nuthin’!”
Each monday, it’s time to finish the story. This week the start was, “When I rented the room, I did not think it would be this one!” Barbara’s great pic above was the media prompt. Look here for more stories based upon the prompts: http://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/mondays-finish-the-story-november-17th-2014/