Crimson’s Creative Challenge: Property

Tax assessment office called. Found property in my name.

It wasn’t an unusual phone call for my large family.

A hundred years or so ago some family member bought property, somewhere along the way it was forgotten. The tax office would found it, contact the descendants of the last owner, the property was sold, and the money divided up.

My first cousins received a couple of hundred dollars in such a sale.

Today was my turn.

My property was a one-lane road, a fourth of a mile long. It was the access road between where my cousins and I lived. We’d grown up, moved away, sold our properties, but the road was separate and was mine.

The government was willing to pay me $10 for it.

My cousins get a couple of hundred dollars, I get ten? How is that fair?

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