“I dare you.”
“It’s just lipgloss, not a car. Anyway, you won’t get caught.”
“How do you know?” Cindy glared.
“It’ll be hidden in that oversized backpack you always carry.” She patted Cindy’s bag.
“I don’t need it,” Cindy slapped her friend’s hand away.
“You know you want it,” she taunted. “C’mon. It’s pretty and you don’t have any money.”
Two buses later, Cindy stood at the end of her street. She kicked rocks along her path, ran up the dirt drive, and pushed the door open. “Mama? I’m home!” Unzipping her backpack, she shouted, “I brought dinner!”
October 7, 2015 prompt: Stealing – In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a thief or a theft. Consider motives and repercussions. Is the act a matter of perception? Is it a daring maneuver or a desperate bid for survival? Think about different instances of stealing.