Friday, 10 April 2015

Double your Money!

I've written 99 words for Friday Fictioneers. I've got one letter to spare so I'll save it until next week and write a 101 word story!



When I was kid my friends and I came up with a money-making scheme. We put halfpenny coins on the railway track then hid in the bushes. When the trains came past they got squashed into pennies so in theory we doubled our money. They worked perfectly in the penny sweet machine on the wall outside Mr Taylor’s cafe.

The trouble was, they pinged all over the place and we lost more than we found! And lots of the ones we recovered were a funny shape.

I’ve always been useless at making money. I guess it started back then. 

photo:Jennifer Pendergast

19 comments:

  1. Like what you've done with the prompt, though pennies on the track is a dangerous game. I love the natural story telling here, well done. Dee

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    1. That's why stayed in the bushes! We didn't worry about Elf and Safety then!

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  2. LOL. Sounds like something I would try to do.

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  3. Dear Rosey,

    I wonder just how many kids did this. Cute story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. A lot of my friends did. Some of them are accountants and bankers now!

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  4. very nice.
    But i won't say "a penny for you thoughts" as you'd probably put it on the railroad track and who knows if you'd double your money or just ping out..
    Randy

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  5. i like the way your story ended, great

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  6. Cute story but I don't know anything about "hay pennies" (is that right?) living on this side of the Atlantic. In fact I thought Penny Lane was a girl's name until I went to London some years ago! Thanks, Rosey.

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