Saved By The Bell
As a guardian angel working for God and collecting contributions for the poor, you get to know the regular customers coming out of the store: the little old lady looking for unusual coins in her change purse, the man who writes out his check like it was made out of pure gold, and the woman too busy to stop talking on her cell phone. With a smile and blessing, the bell is rung each time. But the guardian angel isn't there to collect money from the poor. When a little girl runs pell mell from her harried mother towards the parking lot and into the path of a speeding SUV, the bell is rung with special care to prevent tragedy from happening.
This 1,000-word short story first appeared in Ink Beans ezine (28 May 2011).
This short story is also available in A Few Short Stories Omnibus Volume 2 ebook. Read 14 stories in one ebook for one low price.