He was old, thin and wasted. The space suit lay in the dust at his feet, white and shiny, a US flag on its chest.
“How much?” I asked.
“$1,500,” he said. “Cash.”
—-Dawn Lowe, Weight
We all see them, people by the side of the road, selling stuff. Some folks never look and always drive by. Some folks have an irresistible hoarder urge and look for bargains.
Are there things you can buy that will really change your life? For the better? For sure?
Maybe they will change someone else.
A very short story about someone that decides to stop. Not looking for a bargain, they willingly overpay.
Read it here:
Weight, by Dawn Lowe
from issue 1 of Brilliant Flash Fiction