Redemption

By Belinda Saville

A piece of paper affixed to the bulletin board catches my attention and I stop to read.

“Take What You Need,” it says.

The bottom of the page is cut into small strips, a fringe of words on offer:

Joy
Luck
Love
Courage
Redemption

How to choose?

My contemplation is interrupted by the howl of sirens as a police car speeds into the supermarket carpark.

I settle on “Redemption” and pluck the word from the page just as the police enter.

“STOP! Raise your hands in the air!”

I drop the gun, but cleave to the paper.

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“I started writing to help my teenage daughter with high school English and find the joy therein.” – the writer

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