Tag Archives: money

Confidence

When I scored the first goal, my confidence went shooting through the roof.

When I coughed the ball up, resulting in a goal against, my confidence went plummeting into the earth.

When I was handed my big fat paycheck after the game, my confidence wasn’t really affected in either direction.


This story was based on the prompt “went shooting” at TypeTrigger.

Unlikely Ascension

When we finally summited Mount Kilimanjaro, the last thing we expected to see was a withered old man in an all-terrain wheelchair, surrounded by ten burly sherpas.

He looked at us with pale, watery eyes and said, “Remember, friends: money can buy you neither happiness nor salvation.”

Then he smiled.


This story is based on a title suggested by Jeremy Quinn.

The Second-Foot Shop

“That’s twenty pounds, thank ye sir,” burbled the bumpy-faced imp of a man behind the counter.

“Twenty pounds?” protested the customer. “For some hole-ridden leather that hardly deserves to be called a boot?”

The shop assistant slammed and locked the door.

“Twenty pounds,” the imp cackled, “in currency or flesh.”


This story was based on a title suggested by @HBird_James.