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PostSubject: Charlie's Big Blunder   Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:51 pm

This is a very short, fable-type story I had to write for English class at my old school. It is one of a few stories I've written that is not set in an imaginary utopia or ancient Egypt.
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"Did I really win?" Charlie said excitedly into the phone.
"Yes, sir, you are our grand prize winner! You will receive three million dollars and a brand new silver Ferrari," said the television announcer at the other end of the line.
Charlie dropped the phone and let out several whoops. "I just won a Ferrari, I just won a Ferrari, I just won a Ferrari...", he chanted as he leaped around the room, giddy at his good fortune.
But he was a fool- and an awfully large one at that. After he recieved the prize money and Ferrari, he drove to the Florida Keys and bought the biggest house that he could afford with half of his prize money. Unfortunately for him, he completely forgot to buy hurricane insurance for both the house and Ferrari.
The years flew by. He spent the rest of the prize money on parties, gourmet food, expensive entertainment, and designer fashions.
But Wilma came.
Charlie was evacuated, but had to watch his condo and Ferrari wash away, along with most of his other possessions.
Since he hadn't bought hurricane insurance so many years before, he was not just homeless and car-less, but also penniless.
The moral of this story is: Fools and money should be kept separate.

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May your ka live, and may you spend millions of years, you lover of Thebes, sitting with your face to the north wind, and your eyes beholding happiness.
--inscribed on the Wishing-Cup of Tutankhamun
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie's Big Blunder   Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:39 pm

Haha....that was a really good story. I dont see anything wrong with it at all. Everything is perfect!
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie's Big Blunder   Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:33 pm

Ha ha! I laugh at you, Charlie! That's weird, in a story for my old school, I used the same name, "Charlie," I'm getting a little weirded out on how alike we are...
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie's Big Blunder   Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:40 am

Wow.. you used the same name... lol, that's not that weird.

Good story Alanna.

I was about to say "who's Wilma?" lol, nvm. Wow, dumb moment.
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