Prompt January 20, 2015 – There is a magic talisman that allows it’s keeper to read minds. It falls into the hands of a young politician:

There is a magic talisman that allows it’s keeper to read minds. It falls into the hands of a young politician:

"Hey lady, look at this. Hey mister you need this," shouted the street vendor. He had jewelry and toys for sale, but he seemed intent on pushing one item.

"He mister, this will make you rich," he shouted coming closer to me.

"I don’t know, what is it?"

"It’s a magic talisman that allows its keeper to read minds."

Sure I thought.

"How much?"

"Ten dollars, please mister, I got kids to feed."

"Oh, what the heck, I’ll give it to my wife." My young wife was currently running for the US Senate, and her days have been busy down at headquarters. I decided to meet her there and give her this gift for the next TV spot.

"Hi honey, how’s it going?" I asked her when I entered her office.

"Great. My polls are rising. What do you have there?" She saw the small box in my hand.

"Just a gift for your lovely political neck," I answered kissing her on the cheek.

"Oh it’s beautiful," she said smiling up at me as I connected the clasp with the talisman on the chain around her throat.

"What did you say?" She asked.

"Nothing, let’s get lunch."

I noticed my wife seem confused and more so when a clerk passed us by.

We arrived at the cafe when she said, "It’s way too noisy in here. Let’s try another place."

I said ‘OK’ although there were not many people eating in the restaurant. In fact just one other couple was seated.

We walked on to the next diner.

A Nation

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