Money troubles

I am not a fan of journalism. I don’t read newspapers, don’t watch the news, and as a general rule think magazines are a complete waste of paper. At least with fiction you KNOW it is fiction. That said this week’s 100 word challenge is more of a challenge than usual. But me being me I had to try anyway. So here goes. Of course I had to do it in the style of one of the few newspapers I actually respect, i.e. The Onion. Enjoy!

Euro meltdown fear

With the world economy as it is people are losing faith in banks and other financial institutions, resulting in many resorting to the old failsafe … keeping money in the mattress. Unfortunately recent events have proven that this is not a safe alternative either. The first confirmed case of the Euro bursting into flame was reported three weeks ago in a little village in Italy. Experts are unsure of the exact cause. It is believed that it is the result of radioactive elements in the ink used. Warnings are being issued worldwide suggesting limiting the number of bills kept together.

0 thoughts on “Money troubles

  1. This is fab! Really enjoyed it & could see it taking off! I Think I may present all the entries to all the papers Thank you so much for taking up this particular challenge!

  2. Knowing nothing of economics (deliberately, oh yes!), the only way is to follow your lead and attempt humour or I’ll yawn too much to submit anything. You’ve set the bar all right – thumbs up for being the first with this difficult prompt 🙂

  3. Funny concept – a critical mass of money.

    That actually reminds me of something I saw on a tv show – spies tracking a payment because there was an RFID tag in each bill, which added up into a signal strong enough to track at longer range. Sounds unlikely, but I thought it was too bad that they didn’t have the bad guy split up the contents of the case, making the money untraceable. 😉


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