Out of all the things I've found abandoned by the side of the road, the silver pendant was definitely the coolest.
I found it in the gutter four blocks from my house. The pendant itself was a nine-pointed star, polished to a bright shine, with a weird stone in the middle. The stone looked green, but if you held it up to the light just right, it somehow turned white.
Of course, I put it on right away, and hid it under my shirt.
When I got home, Mom said, "Drew, why on Earth is there a pile of broken trophies by the side of the house?"
I don't know why she always asked me stuff like this. She already knew what I was going to say. "Because it's treasure."
"It's trash. And you don't know where that's been."
"Sure I do. It's been on the curb in front of the blue house on Wolfton Street."
"And it's covered in who knows what kind of germs!"
"Actually, everything's covered in germs." I opened the fridge and looked for something to eat.
Mom made a face. "Everything will be, if you don't wash...