For the Love of Money

I spend money recklessly. A starving artist once promised me dinner if I purchased his lizard sculpture for $205.

He never called.

I blamed it on my love handles protruding through my dress, so I spent $20 on Hydroxycut gummies from Walmart. After reading the label, I realized there were only enough gummies for five days, and the recommended use was eight weeks to lose an average of 16 pounds, which amounts to two pounds a week, which any idiot could lose by cutting 500 calories a day.  

I’d feed them to the lizard, but I already see his ribs.

word count: 100

—Nortina


Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge where you must write a story in 100 words or less using the provided photo prompt as inspiration. Click the froggy icon to ready other stories and add your own.

© Douglas M. MacIlroy
© Douglas M. MacIlroy

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22 thoughts on “For the Love of Money

  1. This is the best of this week’s offerings IMHO. I just love the way you’ve crafted this: funny and sad in equal measure. Well done!

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