Would you take the money?-August 23, 2022

I am listening to a mystery book right now–The Other Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly. In the book, the main character, Harry Bosch, has been hired by a dying wealthy man to find a possible heir. Without spoiling the book, at one point, there is speculation about whether a possible heir would take the money, due to their lifestyle and beliefs. At first thought, I questioned whether this was realistic storytelling; however, the more I think about it, the more I can see why someone wouldn’t want to inherit a large sum of money. How about you?

For today’s prompt, imagine you were about to inherit a very large amount of money. Would you take it, knowing that your simple, creative life was about to become infinitely more complicated and even potentially dangerous due to others wanting your money? Write about your choice and what you imagine the outcome of your choice would be.

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