Fandango has chosen the following picture from Frantisek Krejci at Pixabay for his challenge this week. You can participate here
For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a man’s hands, where there are coins in the palm of one hand and a finger on the other hand is touching the coins.
Just a few coppers, that was all that was left.
They didn’t understand.
Empty promises amid expectations, how had it come to this?
No more handouts, no more windfalls, it was all gone.
How could he explain?
Everything had worked out so well on paper, and it would have been fine in the short term.
But that was in another time.
A time when things were normal, when people were working instead of dying.
A time when people were spending instead of starving.
A time of plenty, extravagance and luxury.
It had all got out of hand, and still they continued to look to him to support their lifestyles.
Just a few coppers left, not even enough for a bag of chips…………… or a one-way ticket to another country.