Day 145 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write about someone who gets stuck in a situation without money.
Erin: “Oh no,” I smacked all of my pockets seven times before finally giving up.
“What,” my friend asked.
“I don’t know where my wallet is,” I felt my heart flutter.
“Of course, you did,” he griped.
“Not on purpose,” I argued.
“Screw you. I’m going to go look for it.” I was fuming and determined to prove a point.
Shannon: “Pay now, or you’re getting off the light rail at the next stop,” the man was stern.
“Please I’m just trying to get back to my hotel. Someone stole my bag and I don’t have anything right now. I don’t how to get back any other way. Please,” I begged genuinely. I felt naked without any lifelines on hand.
“You don’t think I’ve heard that one before,” he shook his head just as we stopped moving. “Out you go,” he directed me to the door.
“I’m not lying,” I reiterated before I took another step, wanting it to be the last thing he heard.
“You’re not the only one who needs a free ride,” he shoved my back coldly, causing me stumble out.
I headed over to the map with a goal to figure out where I was, and how far I needed to go. My journey wasn’t within walking distance, so I was going to have to get creative, or maybe find a kind stranger.
Money is not everything, but it is something, and your character does not have it.