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#3 Teddy Goes To College

Teddy was not the oldest toy in the nursery, but he was the most well-worn.  Carried through grade school and numerous play parties, parks and an unfortunate encounter with a goat at the zoo, Teddy was the only amputee stuffed animal in the nursery, and the only one forgotten during the packing process when his owner went away to college.

The box, mis-labeled, was delivered to the dormitory’s arcade room and that first night, Teddy emerged from the box to find himself surrounded by various machines — the Claw, and the psychic fortune-telling machine, Zoltar.

Teddy found a coin under the Zoltar machine, tumbled from some jean pocket that rolled away and was like him, forgotten.  Teddy placed the coin into the machine and asked the Zoltar his question.  The Zoltar spit out a card and the answer Teddy received, left him to understand that he had, all along, known love.


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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has two decades of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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