‘That’s plenty’

“Yes, sir. Thank you,sir. Could I just have one more?’

‘Do I look like I run a charity? Keep moving, you’re holding up the line.’

Rubbing his nose vigorously, blinking back tears, Oliver swallowed and tried again:

‘Please, sir. Just one more bill. I promise I’m good for it.’

The moneylender grunted, rolled his wealthy eyes and put another $50 bill in the cracked, outstretched hand.

‘Mind you pay it back next time!’

Oliver’s face creased in a smile of gratitude. He’d now be able to buy those medicines for mom.

Cancer and abundant poverty don’t mix.

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Welcome to The Moving Quill!

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’ve taken up the theme of

An Oxymoron rendered in micro-fiction.

Each day’s title will have one half of the oxymoron while the second half will be revealed towards the end of the post.

Follow me as I unravel each tale in exactly 100 words.

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