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The Robbery (S&D)

by Sumit Mitra
(Irvine, Ca)

My Grandparents randomly came to visit me in my dorm. I was confused yet excited. I asked them why they decided to visit me. They responded that they wanted to see me because it had been a while and that they needed to show me something. My grandfather brought a golden monkey that had a ring on it's third finger. The ring had a red ruby which startled me. Confused, I asked them what it was. My grandfather told me that it was our family treasure and that it was now my turn to look after it.

My roommate was in the room at the time and heard the entire story. At the time, I didn't realize this would be a problem. My grandparents asked me to go home and my roommate asked me if he could come too. I gladly agreed.

One night, my roommate faked that he was asleep and attempted to steal the ring. I caught him red handed. Then, out of nowhere, he summoned these odd creatures that stifled my movement. He laughed and said something about becoming extremely rich. He then vanished and so did his odd minions. The next day I expressed my grief to my friend, unsure of the consequences.

I then awoke by the sound of my alarm, relieved to see that my roommate was still sleeping.

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Jan 24, 2011
Criminal Roommate!
by: Kevin Morton

Ha! Thanks for sharing this Sumit. Here's hoping your roommate's criminal tendencies are only a problem in the dream world!

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