for the right price

“Step right up for the adventure of a lifetime.  For your destiny.  For the ending you deserve.  For the right price, you too can ‘Claim Your Island.'”

Wandering through the Expo at the fairgrounds, Darren and Anna were intrigued by the pitch and stopped at the booth to chat with the customer service rep.

“What do you mean, ‘Claim Your Island’?”

Smiling, as only true salesmen can, Ian stepped forward to address his new customers more personally.  He draped his left arm over Darren’s shoulder, winked at Anna, and then dramatically spread his right arm across his booth’s sign, “We at CYI promise to provide you the perfect Island to meet your needs.  Do you need a summer home?  A winter home?  A place to retire year round?  Do you just need to get away from the rest of the world for awhile, find yourselves, and reconnect.  We have what you are looking for.”

Anna, incredulous, asked, “Are you talking about actual Islands?”

“I’m glad you asked,” Ian released his almost hug like grip on Darren’s shoulder and grabbed a map off the counter of his booth.  His spread it wide between his arms and seemed to smile even more broadly.  “Which one looks best to you?”

“Is that a map of Earth?”  Darren could feel Anna tugging on his hand, encouraging him to walk away, but the absurdity of what Ian was selling compelled him to stay a bit longer.

“Yes.  Exactly.  And every Island you see on the map could be yours.”

“Those aren’t Islands, they are continents!”  Anna was not amused.

“They are surrounded by water, aren’t they?  What’s your definition of Island?”  Ian’s smile never wavered.

“But, how can you possibly expect anyone to believe that you have the power to sell Australia, or Africa, or any of the others?”

“As I said, for the right price, you too can Claim Your Island.”


Word Count: 317

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