#WRITEPHOTO – MONEY TREE

KL Caley has taken over as our host for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Writephoto challenge.
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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a plant pot with a big green plant inside. The label declares it a “Money Tree”.
A Money tree – KL Caley

Dean and Sheila were always arguing over money, or the lack of it, and although she would try to save a little out of the housekeeping,  most times Dean spent any surplus down the track on the dogs over a pint.
Pip was a surprise and the apple of Dean’s eye which is how he got his name, and subsequently they adapted to becoming a family, though money was always tight. Sheila had even resorted to pinching the odd pound or two out of Dean’s wallet while he slept. It was never notes, only coins, something that he was unlikely to miss.
As Pip got older, he developed an interest in gardening, and before his tenth birthday, they were enjoying the fruits of their son’s labours in the delights of home grown produce.
Pip was particularly thrilled when the pot he lovingly tended began to show shoots which made him all the more diligent in his attention.
The pot soon had a small shrub, and then a tree growing within, though it never bore flowers or fruit.
On Pip’s fourteenth birthday, the tree was about to shed its pot and their jubilant son called them to witness it. Neither Dean or Sheila understood the significance until the pot cracked and hundreds of coins spilled out onto their little patio.
‘It’s a money tree,’ Pip announced excitedly. ‘ I planted some coppers remembering how grandpa said to look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves. Now look!’
Neither Dean or Sheila knew what to say. They’d both grown up being told money didn’t grow on trees, but nothing had ever been said about ‘under’ them.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to #WRITEPHOTO – MONEY TREE

  1. Ahha! So money trees exist you just have to check the roots. That’s ingenius! Well done on his great story!

  2. Sadje says:

    Nice story Di. I wish I had one of these as well

  3. Very clever, Di! That Pip really was one, wasn’t he? ☺

  4. KL Caley says:

    Haha – a great example of thinking outside of the box, lucky Pip!
    Thank you for joining in the challenge
    https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/05/20/writephoto-money-tree/
    KL ❤

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    I absolutely love this Di, great twist 💜💜💜

  7. Carol anne says:

    Awe! Lovely take on the photo prompt, Di! ❤

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