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The Daily Prompt #2: Buffalo Nickel

From:  The Daily Prompt
The Prompt:   Buffalo Nickel.    Dig and find a coin.   What is the year?  Write about that.
A Response with a New Word:   Chronicles of Anglo Swiss  (“Fünfliber”)
A Response with a Dream ChangedNot So Prompt  (Dreams sometimes take a different path)
A Response in the Year I was Four:   Breathing Space (Did every house everywhere have that gold couch pattern?)


My Coin and Response:   2002 Quarter
StockfotoIt’s all quite fuzzy, but this was the first or second year I was living in a new city.    I was the only one in my immediate family to pick up every thing and move away.   I had had three part time jobs that were going nowhere and they eventually just ended.  I was then working full-time at a call center job I hated and I could barely get up to drag myself to go.    I had run out of money to continue college graduate study after my thesis got rejected for a second time.    I was done.     I’d been dumped over Instant Messenger.  Who does that?   I’ll tell you, a loser who unfortunately, was my lesson in finding better because I deserved better.        When I moved I was riding on righteous indignation determined to find anything else, but the path I was on.    I quit my job, used up all my savings to move with the help of my best friend and her family who lived there, and I threw out desperate lifelines.     Online dating back them was weird, but it was a changing world and I wasn’t exactly meeting anyone at the library.    When people asked, “How did you meet?” it was usually an awkward, shift eyed response like I’d ordered marijuana by post.     I took a chance, encountered a few toads, but it was a path that eventually led me to my husband.

 

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