Karen Elis, a blossoming new artist fresh out of college, was unemployed, broke and single. she laid on her couch stareing at her degree framed on the wall of her cozy third floor apartment for some kind of solution to her woes. she sighed deeply her degree just hung there in silence as if it was mocking her failures.
Then all of a sudden a loud ding came from karens laptop on the coffee table in front of her couch. She whipped herself into an upright position and woke the laptop from its slumber."One New Message." the flashing notice above her inbox stated. she clicked on her inbox with anticipation. her eyes focused to read the message. "We are pleased to inform you that one of your pieces had been sold in the auction for $5,000. the money will be deposited into your account shortly." upon reading this Karen sighed with relief. she jumped off her couch and bolted into her room for her purse the only thought on her mind was celebrating.
Karen dug through her purse finding nothing at f