Friday, December 7, 2012

17 Very Short Stories. -13-

-13-

-- Bad harvest this year.
-- Yep.
-- May have to let some workers go.
-- Yep.
-- Not sure I can make payroll this month.
-- What's the bank say?
-- Overextended, grace period lapsed, insufficient collateral.
-- What's all that about?
-- It means they don't give a rat's ass.
-- What you gonna do?
-- Dunno. The land's all but worthless. Mortgaged higher than I could sell it for.
-- You guys got anything else you could sell?
-- Like what?
-- Like on that Roadside Treasures show. Maybe you got a famous painting in your attic, worth a bundle, and you don't even know it.
-- Ha. Yeah, I've got the fucking Mona Lisa just waiting to write me a check.
-- You might. What else you gonna do?
-- Dunno. It's been a bad run. Luck's gotta change.