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Wednesday Write-in #23: Thief Named Bronson

Wednesday Write-in #23 @ CAKE.shortandsweet

Prompts: kiwi  ::  master at work  ::  caught cheating

The shopkeeper is known as a fair man. When it comes to fruit and vegetables, he always kicks in an extra citrus or two for those regular customers that buy in bulk.

“And here’s a few extra for your juicer,” he said to Jane the Yoga instructor last Wednesday.

When it comes to deli meats and dairy, he always makes room for the strange requests that sometimes come from across the counter. On Thursday, after ordering a pound of Salsalito turkey, the widow Mrs. Marsh requested that it be sliced “one-third thick, one-third thin and one-third standard,” which the shopkeeper obliged without hesitating.

Friday he tossed a few extra shrimp onto the white paper after having already measured out two pounds for Pastor Charlie, who was hosting a group study for the parishioners that evening.

So it should come as little surprise, then, that today the shopkeeper dealt quite squarely with the thief named Bronson who, at the encouragement of his so-called friends, came in off the street to make a play.

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