A creative writing prompt given by Velvet Verbosity, though I was a tad late to share this one in their linky tabs:
He put the papers into his briefcase, freshly signed by my hand.
“The money will be deposited within twenty-four hours,” he explained in a cheery disposition, showing his whitened teeth as he smiled. I just nodded.
Neighbors got word of my new fortune and began bringing me pies and cupcakes. I knew it was out of celebration, so I tossed them as soon as the door closed me up within my home, alone.
My ears ached for her laughter as I held her framed photo in my shaking hands, feeling as though I was the one trapped beneath the earth.