Let’s Spend My Money!

Who says fiction writers aren’t rich?

For a story that I recently published in Vestal Review, I got paid $10.71.

THIS IS A WHOPPING SUM OF MONEY!

After $0.61 was deducted for the PayPal transfer, the total came to $10.10.

STILL A GROTESQUELY LARGE AMOUNT!

What should I do with all this cash, folks?

Seriously, I need your help.

This is the first time I’ve been paid to write fiction. I don’t want to “screw it up” by “blowing it all on hookers and Pez.”

HOW SHOULD I GET RID OF THIS $10.10?

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4 Responses to Let’s Spend My Money!

  1. dannysunset

    the best way to spend small sums of money is to spend much more than you ordinarily would on mundane things. Like a $10 pen, or $10 for someone else’s bad fiction. ;)

  2. Brook Reeder

    Create a reparations fund for the readers who did not enjoy your piece. Invest the money in a notoriously volatile stock, so that it fluctuates wildly. Every day, the fluctuations of public opinion in the financial world will remind these people how their public opinion of the literary world causes your stock to fluctuate as well. This is what is known as a “stupid metaphor.”

  3. Congrats on your windfall. What about giving $0.61 to other hard working authors that have lost hundreds of dollars in PayPal transfer fees?

  4. Brian spent that 10.10 in the best way possible! He donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society event I am riding in to honor his Aunt Susan (My Mother) Thank you Brian :)

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