Fifty-eight words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Dire and the limit 58 words.




He’d led a life of reckless self-indulgence over recent years having sold his business for a small fortune.

However, it was only a matter of time before the money-pit dried up leaving him in dire straights. 

There was nothing else for it, he had to find a job. After all, there’s no such thing as money for nothing.



23 thoughts on “Fifty-eight words

  1. Prior... Nov 28, 2020 / 15:25

    Done – and I smoked when you led us into the tag line from Dire straights!

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  2. Iain Kelly Nov 28, 2020 / 16:57

    I’m enjoying this prompt as an excuse to listen to classic songs from my youth! A topical tape if one looks at the headlines about a certain Sir Philip Green this weekend too.

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  3. rochellewisoff Nov 28, 2020 / 19:36

    Dear Keith,

    Great minds do think alike. 😉 I love the way you worked the song and story together.



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  4. ceayr Nov 29, 2020 / 08:20

    And, in my limited experience, the chicks ain’t free!


  5. hilarymb Nov 29, 2020 / 10:46

    Hi Keith – well done … and great you brought in Dire Straits … life is very dire for so many at the moment. Stay safe and take care – Hilary

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