This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yarnspinnerr.
“Bagged and tied, Lacy. You have 3o minutes before your shift is up. No overtime.”
Lacy rolled her eyes, gathering up the leftovers from the Christmas luncheon. People in the street would love this food.
“Why do we have to throw it away?” she asked.
“I don’t have anyone who will eat it at home. It’ll go bad. No one was hungry today, I guess. Ladies on diets, you know.”
“I have a son who will eat it,” she replied.
“I don’t think he can handle all of that,” Mr. Lesperanz said.
“Okay, I’ll take it, and throw it out if he doesn’t eat it all.”
“Just don’t tell anyone. Bag it up like you’re discarding it. Please.”
At home, Lacy presented the food to Justin. “Take a few, and we’ll take the rest downtown. It’s Christmas Eve.”
Justin’s eye got big. “Where the street people are?”
Lacy smiled. “They’re hungry. We’ll give them a good Christmas.”
Justin never forgot that night they brought Christmas to hundreds of others.
~A 169 word story.
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