Walking across the church’s parking lot, she spied a penny facing heads-up. The unspoken rules from her childhood required you to leave something when you took a lucky penny. Sadly, there wasn’t a pebble, bottle cap or leaf in sight. What did she have that was small and worthless?
When she got to her car, she could see her engagement ring, sparks of fire against the blacktop. She fingered the penny in her pocket.
Turned out it was the luckiest day in Joannie’s life.