“A Run for Cash” (Kingston’s Short Story #1 [Age 9])

A History of Bank Runs -- New York Magazine - Nymag

This is a new series I’m starting where I share one story about every year of my life starting at age 9. It will be something memorable that has an impact of some sort on my life. Hopefully you’ll get something out of it.

When I was 9, there was a power outage. First one I could remember. Besides doing what mom and dad said at the time as its what makes sense, I remember I ran into my room & opened the drawer. I was looking for my wallet. Being a 9 year old, I didn’t have nothing valuable in my wallet, except cash.

I grabbed the $200 I saved up and ran out to find my mom to hand it to her. At that age, instinctively I knew something beyond the ordinary was happening and I had a role to play. The role was small being a young child. It was a matter of assisting those in authority, even if it was just emotional support.

And that $200 was likely just emotional support, my parents were likely already prepared. It was a matter of saying “I got your back” through action. Because it it is important to act as a cohesive unit. As Abe Lincoln said, a house divided cannot stand.

10 thoughts on ““A Run for Cash” (Kingston’s Short Story #1 [Age 9])

  1. Pingback: “Roots Lined With Gray” (Kingston’s Short Story #2 [Age 10])

  2. Pingback: “By The Stats: Lighting Don’t Strike Twice”(Kingston’s Short Story #3 [Age 11]) – Kingston S. Lim

  3. Pingback: “The World’s No Mind Reader”(Kingston’s Short Story #4 [Age 12]) – Kingston S. Lim

  4. Pingback: “A Wrong Does Not Right A Wrong” (From Accountancy to TEFL #4) – Kingston S. Lim

  5. Pingback: “Psychological Ownership” Wiser Next Week: On Loyalty – Kingston S. Lim

  6. Pingback: “A Clash of Cultures”(Kingston’s Short Story #5 [Age 13]) – Kingston S. Lim

  7. Pingback: “Show Them Your Claws”(Kingston’s Short Story #6 [Age 14]) – Kingston S. Lim

  8. Pingback: “Life Hands Out A Badge”(Kingston’s Short Story #7 [Age 15]) – Kingston S. Lim

  9. Pingback: “There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute” (Kingston’s Short Story #8 [Age 16]) – Kingston S. Lim

  10. Pingback: “Figuring It Out On My Own.” (Kingston’s Short Story #9 [Age 17]) – Kingston S. Lim

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s