FFfAW: Time to Cash the Cheque

Credit: Jade Wong

Jonathan, the museum guard, swiftly grabbed the intruder and wrenched off his mask.

But he was actually a she, who wasn’t more than fifteen or sixteen. The fear on her face was palpable, but she stared Jonathan squarely in the eyes.

Jonathan’s face softened.

“Lost your way kid?”


“So the green diamond, really? Wouldn’t a convenience store have been easier?”

Still silence.

“Right, I’ll just call social services….”


Jonathan raised his brows.

“She speaks.”

Jonathan saw tears welling up in her eyes.

“Why don’t you tell me what this is all about? Maybe I can help?”

Hesitatingly, she started talking.

Her mother was seriously ill, she needed an operation but they had no money, no insurance.

“Listen, I can’t promise everything will be alright, but I do know that you can’t help your mom this way,”  said Jonathan.

She gulped.

“Come on, let’s get you home kid.”

The next day, Jonathan cashed the lottery cheque he was going to surprise his wife with, the day she was killed in a crash.

For  Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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16 Responses to FFfAW: Time to Cash the Cheque

  1. Sweet story! It left me thinking that Jonathan is going to help this young girl and her mother. Enjoyed the story!

  2. Michael says:

    Beautiful SW, the kindness of strangers always moves me…ell done..

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Seems like Jonathan didn’t know where that money would be used or what he wanted to do with it. I imagine its connection with his wife’s death was disturbing for him. This is like the right twist of fate him stopping the girl, allowing him to be a good mentor and help her family out, thus, using the lottery winnings or some of them. A win win. nice write 🙂

    • swritings says:

      Yes, after his wife’s death he didn’t feel like using the money and in the end, his winnings were destined to save the life of another. Thank you so much! ☺

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    I hope she makes good use of the money. Nice take.

  5. Joy Pixley says:

    Whoa, what a twist at the end there! I’m glad he finally found some cause worthy enough to cash that cheque, after holding onto it for what I assume is a long time, being unable to deal with it.

  6. Mike says:

    His action is very commendable, great writing

  7. luckyjc007 says:

    She is fortunate to be helped by a very understanding and compassionate man. I’m sure he will use the money he is getting wisely and my guess is, it will benefit the girl and her mother. A great humanitarian story.

  8. afairymind says:

    This is beautiful. He obviously has a good heart. I hope the money is put to good use. 🙂

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