TLT: Honesty Pays

three line tales, week 34: yellow car in Havana

Credit: Wolf Schram

He’d sat down on the now familiar stone steps, weary, after his usual failed attempts to find a job and that’s when he saw her exit the taxi in a flowing silk dress, dripping in jewels, as a clasp came undone and her diamond bracelet slid silently to the pavement.

He’d said a polite excuse me and she’d turned around, her face at once expressing disgust at the sight of this unbecoming man, grabbed the necklace suspiciously and without a word of thanks, kept walking.

He’d shrugged as one quite used to such behaviour, then, felt a tap on his shoulder and saw a man in a crisp suit with a smile on his face, who’d held out his hand and said, Thank you for your honesty sir,  can I please buy you a cup of coffee? And that’s how he’d become the Treasurer in the most reputed multinational on the block.

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14 Responses to TLT: Honesty Pays

  1. Mother Willow says:

    Good turn to the story. Love reading this. Great creativity

  2. mrsreckless says:

    I love how you manage to tell so much in such a small portion of writing. Nicely done.

  3. Patricia says:

    Goodness wins the day…or job.

  4. rosemawrites says:

    oh woow. honesty is really beneficial. 🙂 you reap what you sow. 🙂

  5. Delyn Merce says:

    Love this–finally “good” wins.

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  7. Grant-Sud says:

    So I read Dealing with Loss, and liked the story. But THIS one was so good I had to comment on it. Very simple, but there were a lot good ideas here. I loved the moral of not judging a book by its cover, for the man on the step but also for the guy in the suit, who could have been just like the stuck up woman. Great job! =D

    • swritings says:

      Thank you so much! Really glad you liked the story! Yes, the guy in the suit could easily have been as arrogant as that woman but one can never stereotype!… Thanks for your wonderful comment! 🙂

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