Muse on Monday – February 20, 2023

There are a lot of stories written about money, usually either trying to get a lot of it, such as in a bank robbery story, or not having enough of it. The lack of money, specifically, is a very common source of conflict. Money can’t solve all problems, but it can solve a lot of them.

Less common are stories about money itself, such as the actual coins or bills. This is because by design, money is interchangeable. The exception might be if there is a very rare coin or a message written on a bill. Or there might be something significant about a certain piece of money, like Scrooge McDuck’s first dime that he keeps protected.

Story Prompt: February 20, 2023

Write a story about a specific piece of money.

If you want to share your story, you can either email me at or submit it at the link here. I’d love to publish your story as well.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. The first thing that came to mind was…doubloons and pieces of eight. I always wanted to say that to a bank teller when they’ll ask, how would you like that…5s, 10s? No, all doubloons please.

    You even tap my imagination David, yours being that inspiring. 🙂

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    1. I used to ask for dollar coins if I happen to see them in the cashier drawer. I don’t use much cash these days, more’s the pity, although it does make it easier not having a lot of loose change around. I started writing a story for this but haven’t finished it yet. I’ll post it sometime.

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      1. My penny collection would agree with you. Lincoln is on them so I think that’s where my incessant saving of them stems from.

        I remember a West Wing episode when Sam was supposed to come up with reasons not to get rid of the penny, and all through the show was so perplexed when…EUREKA! He says…Lincoln’s on the penny. And the Mint suddenly had not a leg to stand on. 🙂


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