Sue started brewing a pot of coffee then opened the cookie jar to get a chocolate scone she’d made the night before. Instead, she found $150. “What the heck? Bob, did you eat the scones?” Sue asked. He shook his head. “Do you know where this money came from?”
“The scone fairy?”
“Very funny,” she replied.
That night she made a double batch of chocolate scones. The next morning, they were all gone and $300 was in their place. They didn’t know what to think.
“Make more tonight,” Bob said when he called her at work later. “I’ll set up a hidden video camera and we’ll solve this mystery.”
When they got up, the triple batch was gone and there was $600 in the jar. They watched the video—the chocolate scones disappeared then were replaced with money but there was no one visible on the tape.
They left four batches of chocolate scones on the counter that night. In the morning, they found $900 and a note.
“Thanks for making those amazing chocolate scones. As a rare delicacy on Zarflart, we could have both been rich. Too bad you were greedy and saturated the market. Sincerely, Hyzar”
© May 24, 2011