We were throwing pennies down onto the railroad tracks because we liked to watch them get flattened when trains ran them over. Susan saw us and she said, “Can you give me some pennies, so I can join in on the fun?” I told Susan that I could hear a train coming along and that she would have to wait till the next time as it was too dangerous now. I said, “After the train passes and when the dust clears, it will be your turn to place the pennies on the tracks.” The train zoomed by and we heard our pennies flying all over the place and when it was safe again, we collected the flattened pennies. I told Susan that I would give her the rest of my pennies if she kissed me and she said that she would, but that would not mean that she was in love with me. He kissed Susan and gave her the rest of his pennies, and she wiped off her mouth and said, “watch me go.” Just as she was about to put them on the tracks, a police officer came by and chased everyone away. Susan was furious as he shredded her dreams in dignified air of victory.
Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Love, Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge – to write a story or poem that ends with the phrase “he shredded her dreams in dignified air of victory” and for Writer’s Guild prompts – throwing pennies, when the dust clears and watch me go.