It took a while and I scrapped many ideas, but finally came up with this story. I like these challenges that challenge you to rework the words and make each one count.
“Please help me feed my children,”the blind beggar woman pleaded, her eyes vacant as she clutched a bucket with a few coins in it.
Feeling sorry for her, I put a handful of coins in and she smiled her thanks at the heavy clinking sound.
Later I saw her dressed in a red dress, high heels and pearls as she jumped into her BMW with her boyfriend and tore off down the road.
The next day when I passed, I poured coffee into her bucket and hurried away, hearing loud cursing behind me.