Monday, May 20, 2013

You’re in the Money!

If you’re the person who won that gazillion dollar Powerball jackpot over the weekend, this is your second lucky day.

The rest of us are going to have to stretch our fiction muscle and pretend.

Yes, May 20th is Be a Millionaire Day!

My research could not track down exactly how this holiday happened to get started, but heck, it is a great day to work on your what ifs.

And what ifs do wonders for creative thinking, you know.

What if you had that kind of dough?

Would you give it away?

Hoard it?

Buy something you've always longed for?

Or just rake it into a great big pile à la Scrooge McDuck and dive in?

Ah, the possibilities are such delicious fun to ponder, aren't they?

And yes, deep down inside we all know that money won’t buy happiness.

But hey, we also want to prove that theory ourselves…

just to be sure.

PROMPT: What would you do with a million bucks? What would your story’s main character do? A windfall can make for an interesting plot twist. Is it a big time blessing or crushing curse? YOU get to decide.

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