In November, I’m heading to Buenos Aires for my birthday. In July, I booked a perfect flight–no long layovers, one stop and an amazing price. Unfortunately, the airline went bankrupt a few weeks later. Yeah, no wonder the price was so fabulous. I had to wait several more weeks (biting my fingers the entire time) for my refund to arrive so I could book again. Except that flights are now almost $500 more. That’s the cost of renting an apartment while I’m there. And I’m not sure I can afford it. Airmiles to the rescue!
That got me thinking. Am I the only one that thinks this, or have others also noticed that in books, money never seems to stand in the way of a protagonist’s goal. If they need to fly across the country, the only thing that seems to stand in their way is weather (okay, so that’s probably more realistic), and flight delays (yeah, ain’t that the truth).
So for today’s prompt, what if your protagonist has to do something and doesn’t have the funds. What would happen?