Worth Every Penny – short fiction by MorgEn Bailey

The following piece of flash fiction is from Morgen’s smaller short story collection (just 93 stories instead of 250!), The Story A Day May Collection, available in eBook and paperback from Amazon  and Morgen’s online store where you can not only instantly download the collection but also purchase the paperback dedicated to you or as a present! We hope you enjoy this story…

Worth Every Penny

You look at the advert in your hand then at the car. The words ‘Trades’, ‘Description’ and ‘Act’ spring to mind.

“And the top speed is…?” you ask the old man who’s staring at his car lovingly.

“Had her over a hundred-and-thirty a few times.” The old man steps closer. “When no one was looking of course.”

You look back at the paper, and the price. “Two thousand is a bit steep.”

“Worth every penny,” the man says, stepping back and tilting his chin. “Spent almost that much doing her up.”

You look at the car, its red rusting bodywork and wonder where the money could have gone.

The old man looks at you and nods. He shuffles towards the bonnet and lifts it up.

The sun hitting the engine almost blinds you and you pull down the sunglasses that had been perched on the top of your head. “Wow,” is all you can say.

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