Written for primeval100 drabble challenge 319: Money, Money, Money.
Title: I Promise To Pay The Bearer On Demand...
Challenge: 319 – Money, Money, Money
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
It took Matt a long time to get used to money. These coins and notes merely represented arbitrary values, not even worth the metal they were made from. There had been no use for it in the future.
He pitied the people in this century who spent so much of their time chasing money, hoarding it, always looking to increase their wealth. People who fought and stole for wallets full of meaningless paper.
Where he came from, water and food and safety were the only things of real worth. And all too often, they were paid for in human lives.