Friday Fictioneers — Collectibles

94247FB4-713F-427D-9241-422285E99667“They’re oil squirt cans, Kenny,” Sam said. “I worked as a machinist back in the day and I had to keep those machines well lubricated by squirting oil from cans just like these into the moving parts on the equipment.”

“But why do you have them on the shelf?” the boy asked.

“I just started to collect them, is all,” Sam said.

“Why?”

“Everyone has something they collect, Kenny,” Sam said. “When I was a kid I collected baseball cards and comic books. Don’t you have anything you collect?”

“Yeah.”

“What?”

“Money,” Kenny said. “Got a dollar for my collection?”

(100 words)


Written for the Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Nick Allen.

21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Collectibles

  1. Magaly Guerrero November 30, 2018 / 9:08 am

    Ha! I think I have a Kenny in my house. She keeps on asking for “many dollars” in her stocking. 😀

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    • Fandango November 30, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Yeah, my daughter as well. When we ask her what she wants, it’s always, “cash would be good.” 💵

      Liked by 1 person

  2. cagedunn November 30, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Typical, in a way – it’s all about the dollar and not about the purpose/dream/goal …

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Marleen November 30, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Sometimes it’s easier to give dollars in the stockings. I’ve done literal “many dollars” literally in stockings. They thought it was a kick.

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  4. Abhijit Ray November 30, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    Kenny is a smart boy. He has got the essence of collector items.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. granonine December 1, 2018 / 9:57 am

    The world’s next boy billionaire? Cute take on this prompt 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. leigha66 December 7, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I have seen much stranger collections. That Kenny is a fast thinker!

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