The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Sheri White
It was ludicrous to think ignoring that stupid penny was responsible for the nightmare her life had become. But still…
Picking up pennies became second nature; whenever Grandma saw someone leave a penny on the ground, she would huff and say, “Must be nice to be so rich you can leave money on the ground!” Charlotte’s cheeks would flame when her grandmother said it loud enough for the mocked person to hear.
Her ex-husband would point out pennies to her whenever they were out and about. “Get it, Charlotte! We need the good luck!” She had three plastic pretzel barrels full of coins in her closet, most of them pennies but among them quarters, Canadian coins; Charlotte grabbed anything that looked like change. Even her kids grabbed them for her. They wished on the pennies before throwing them into the…
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