The Coin Collector

Rated 4.70/5 based on 11 reviews
In this humorous short story, Mr. Quimbly sets out on his first-ever field assignment for the Tax and Revenue Agency to investigate the mysterious Mr. Green on a charge of coin hoarding. He finds both the illegal coin collection and Mr. Green at a dilapidated warehouse down by the docks ... and also discovers that he's bitten off a bit more than he can chew. More
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Price: Free! USD
Words: 3,200
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301881314
About Michelle Proulx

Hi! My name's Michelle, I'm 25, and I've been writing since I was about 8 years old. I currently live in Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduating from Western University, I did a year-long stint in South Korea as an English teacher. I'm back home now, working as a part-time technical writer, full-time aspiring author. I spend my time writing, reading, watching TV, playing video games, going for long, rambling walks, and hanging out with friends.

I self-published my debut sci-fi/romance novel, Imminent Danger And How to Fly Straight into It, in January 2013. It's a cute sci-fi romance about a teenage girl who's abducted by aliens and goes on an awesome space adventure. The book is available on assorted online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc., so check it out!

Also consider having a look at my two free short stories:

"The Coin Collector", about a bumbling Tax and Revenue agent who goes on his first-ever field mission and bites off a bit more than he can chew, and ...

"The Dusk Bugs", based on a personal life experience where I went for a walk in the park and proceeded to nearly have a mental breakdown from the bugs freaking EVERYWHERE.

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Review by: Mike Coville on Oct. 21, 2014 :
For a short story there was a lot of good reading. The dialogue between the main two characters was entertaining and thought provoking. Well done, you have some real talent.
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Review by: Anna Marie Stern on Sep. 01, 2014 :
A very humorous short story. A twist on the old adage about death and taxes.
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Review by: Anthony Renfro on Aug. 11, 2014 :
Tired, people talking all around me, and I still got wrapped up into this small short story. It really makes me want to go ahead and read her novel. Solid work.
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Review by: Nicholas Rossis on April 11, 2014 :
An awesome short story that had me chuckle a few times, and even laugh out loud a couple more. I loved Michelle's writing! My only gripe is that it was too short - but that is easily remedied, as I just bought her novel...
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Review by: Graeme Tindale on Oct. 09, 2013 :
I don't usually like short stories; however, this story was really short. It is somewhat like having a canapé and cocktail party. That said, I read it with a great deal of enjoyment. It was well put together, silly & unpredictable. I would urge anybody to take off their paradigms and their lens filters and go for a ride. It doesn't take long but it sure worth it. Is made me want to take another look at this authors larger writings.
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Review by: Chris The Story Reading Ape on Oct. 06, 2013 :
What everyone wishes would happen to the much beloved Inland Revenue Inspector / Collector when he comes a calling - a great and witty little tale.
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Review by: Alan Face on Oct. 01, 2013 : (no rating)
Cute! a very cute sory, indeed.
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Review by: Danielle Shipley on Aug. 23, 2013 :
I am not always easily impressed by characters of Mr. Green's persuasion, but I must say, I found this particular fellow charming indeed. An enjoyable story all 'round, with entertaining dialogue.
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Review by: T.T. Escurel on Aug. 22, 2013 :
Brilliant, witty, fun read. Locke part was the best bit, IMHO.
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Review by: leah sobon on Aug. 22, 2013 :
Great short story with Michelle's typical/fun whitty banter. Regardless of its predictability (which does not take away from this short story), it was entertaining and well worth the read!
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Review by: J. Aleksandr Wootton on Aug. 21, 2013 :
Amusing. Ends as expected.
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