Cat with money

#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #11 – Greed


This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long, and – every Friday – #FlashFiveFriday at The Indie Exchange.

The idea behind #BlogFlash2012 is simple: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts. Every day there’s a new visual prompt and you have to produce 50-100 words on the theme. The beauty of it is, you can produce anything from a simple anecdote to a piece of flash fiction.

There’s also a Facebook page so you can follow along and swap links.

I am also taking part in NaBloPoMo August.


#BlogFlash2012: #11 Greed


One of the Seven Deadly Sins and one I do my best not to be guilty of. As a writer, I hope to be successful but I have no desire to have the millions that the likes of JK Rowling have. That’s not what writing should be about.

If you offered me the chance to write full-time, earn enough money to live then I would accept without question. I wouldn’t know what to do with millions in my bank account. It would likely end up donated to various charities that really need it.




I admit I can be greedy. A cheeky cake to go with the latte. An extra glass of wine. Another new book. All things I could do without. I like to think that when it counts, though, all thoughts of greed vanish. My husband and I sold our wedding rings to pay for vet treatment our cat urgently needed. We reasoned that love is not bound up in a possession but in what we feel for one another – what we do for one another. Saving our cat bound us more than those rings ever could and therefore means much much more.

Author: Donna Brown Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (Fezariu's Epiphany, A World Apart). She was also co-contributor to David's book, Man vs Cat, a humorous look at life with six rambunctious rescue cats. Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She ardently disputes the misnomer that 'It's grim up north'.

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0 Responses to "#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #11 – Greed"

  1. Lizzie Koch
    Lizzie Koch 3 years ago .Reply

    Your post is just inspiring! I love that your kitty represents your togetherness more than a ring. Say's more about you two than a wedding ring ever could.

    And Dave; I am rather materialistic (used to work and dream at Harrods) and would have a blast spending £££, given a chance! However I know that if I earnt enough doing writing to live, I would be extremely happy. Luckily, at mo I am in a job I love even though it's very poorly paid but as Jessie J say's 'It's not about the money, money, money' . . . Very thoughtful posts from you both. xx

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks for commenting Lizzie.

      Yes, the rings were insignificant when Kain was ill. He's improving now so it was worth it :)

      I think my worst paid jobs have been the ones I have enjoyed the most :) I'll keep pursuing the dream of writing full-time for the rest of my life but I am very happy with what my books have achieved so far. Lucky as well I should add to that :)

  2. Candy Little
    Candy Little 3 years ago .Reply

    Awww!! Donna that that is a wonderful story. And, David you are so right. I write because I want people to read my story not to be a millionaire.

  3. Doris
    Doris 3 years ago .Reply

    I am enjoying reading the two different viewpoints very much

  4. David M. Brown
    David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

    Absolutely, we're story tellers first and foremost :)

    Thank you for your comment. It was another great post from Donna :)

  5. David M. Brown
    David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

    Thank you for commenting Doris :)

    It's a good thing we didn't fight over who would be writing the posts. I would have lost!

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