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The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
Read "Tokens of Appreciation" in Torn World
If you are a supporter over on Torn World, you can now read my story "Tokens of Appreciation."  It features my character Rai, a Southern shopkeeper who is legally blind, as he helps a young customer make a selection.  This shows part of the Southern economy in action -- it works differently than ours, with several methods of value exchange.

Teaser for "Tokens of Appreciation"

When the bell over the shop door jingled, Rai lifted his head from unpacking a box of spice jars. "May I help you?" he called politely.

A small voice piped from waist level, "I'm shopping for my gramma. I heard this was a good place to shop. Will you help me pick something out?"

"I certainly will," said Rai, holding out his hand. "Come over here." Footsteps pattered on the wooden floor, bringing with them the short yellow blur of his customer. "Do you have your token?"

If you like this story and want to see more of these characters, please consider sending me credits or karma through Torn World's crowdfunding options.  Same goes if you like the art; tip the artist. Not a Torn World member, but still want to support the work? I have a permanent PayPal button on my LJ profile page.

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