She lived a life that some would describe as being on edge.
Avery spent cold nights in dark alleys under cardboard boxes and scrounged for food in overflowing dumpsters, surprised at the wealth of so much waste. It wasn’t all good, but if it didn’t make her sick, she reckoned it was good enough for her.
As she walked down the dim alley looking for a place to sleep, her belly grumbled. It had been a few days. Sighing, she continued walking, eyes scanning every nook and cranny, constantly alert.
Catching a glint on the pavement, Avery bent down and picked up two pieces of change. She scanned them front and back for good measure, but was amazed to realize she had found not one, but two buffalo nickels.
Whooping in delight, she changed course and headed to the pawn shop, hoping food was in her near future.
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My story is coming in at 148 words today. I get that it isn’t a true look into life on the streets and I have no idea what two buffalo nickels will get someone at a pawn shop, but hopefully it’s enough to buy dinner for a hungry street kid. I hope you enjoy.