A Shiny New Coin

Photo by: Barbara W. Beacham

She lived a life that some would describe as being on edge. It was hard to imagine Amanda like that as her spotted and frail hands worked at the package. Jamie helped the nursing home patient who’d become her friend over the years. When the package was finally open, Jamie withdrew a beautiful green dress. It was tight-fitting and revealing, fit for only a young woman.

“It’s beautiful,” said Jamie. “Who is it for?”

“Me of course!” creaked Amanda. She withdrew a pair of buffalo nickel coins from the drawer beside her. “Long as I got these, that dress is gonna fit me.”

“Really?” grinned Jaimie.

“Yep. They’re magic! I’ll molt and get rid of this skin. I’ll be like a shiny new coin.”

It was two weeks later when Amanda passed on. Jamie saw the doctor leaving Amanda’s room, looking ashen. “I don’t understand,” he shuddered. “There’s nothing there but skin. Where’s the rest of her?”

Jamie rushed to the nursing home entrance, wondering if it could be true. As she reached the foyer she saw a beautiful young woman wearing a familiar green dress.

She paused to wink at Jamie saying, “Like a shiny new coin.”
Written for Mondays Finish the Story. This week, the opening sentence is, “She lived a life that some would describe as being on edge.” Look here to see what stories other folks wrote from the prompts: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/mondays-finish-the-story-nov-2nd-2015/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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25 Responses to A Shiny New Coin

  1. tnkerr says:

    Well done. I like the way this one worked out!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Eerie. Those are pretty strange nickels she has. 🙂

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  3. Tena Carr says:

    Excellent story

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  4. I want those nickles! LOL! Great story Eric. She was dying to become a younger woman. 😉 Haha!

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  5. We got our dimes worth. great job.

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  6. Great story! I love the idea of a person shedding their skin like a snake to be reborn.

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  7. Susan says:

    What a great story. I love that she escaped the nursing home. 🙂

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  8. luckyjc007 says:

    Great story! Reminds me of someone saying they do not even have two coins to rub together….not so in her case! They served her well!

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  9. Ah, resurrection! Please pass those nickles this way! 🙂 Love it!

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  10. Lyn says:

    Now that was a very satisfactory read 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. I wonder if she has family and they know about this ability. They have grandma in the nursing home one day, and she’s out on the town the next. Well done, Eric. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • EagleAye says:

      No, they don’t know about it. All they know is grandma isn’t there anymore. They will have questions that the doctor can’t even answer for himself. Thanks so much, Suzanne! 🙂


  12. rogershipp says:

    Excellent read! Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

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