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Suspicious Mind

A drabble


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Contrary to popular belief, everyone isn’t out to get us.-Henery X

Suspicious Mind


2024, Henery X ©


Alvin Austin walked through the door of Your Wish Studio. The establishment specialized in painting portraits.


“Greetings,” Billy Baller said cheerfully. He was the owner.


“Hello.”


“So, what brings you in today?”


“My wife’s birthday is tomorrow.”


“And you want to give her a portrait of yourself, right?


“Right.”


“Well, today. Your portrait will be free.”


“Free?”


“Yes, Sir.”


“What’s the catch?”


Billy chuckled. “Though I don’t owe you an explanation, I’m going to give you one to ease your suspicious mind. I had a great week, so I’m going to bless five people with a portrait.”


“Wow! Thank you.”


When greed takes a backseat to gratitude, good things gather and gravitate towards the grateful.-Henery X

Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge my offering.


Remember. I’m not here to convince you to believe. I’m here to offer you something else to consider.



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