The Coin Collector

Rated 4.70/5 based on 10 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.
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About Michelle Proulx

Hi! My name's Michelle, I'm 27, and I currently live in Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, 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 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, is rescued by a dashing space pirate, and goes on an awesome space adventure. The book is available on Amazon -- check it out!

The sequel, Chasing Nonconformity, was published in September 2015. It picks up right where the first left off, so don't miss out on Eris and Varrin's latest adventure!

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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Reviews of The Coin Collector by Michelle Proulx

Mike Coville reviewed 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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Anna Marie Stern reviewed on Sep. 1, 2014

A very humorous short story. A twist on the old adage about death and taxes.
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Anthony Renfro reviewed 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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Nicholas Rossis reviewed 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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Graeme Tindale reviewed on Oct. 9, 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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Chris The Story Reading Ape reviewed on Oct. 6, 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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Alan Face reviewed on Oct. 1, 2013
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Cute! a very cute sory, indeed.
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Danielle E. Shipley reviewed 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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T.T. Escurel reviewed on Aug. 22, 2013

Brilliant, witty, fun read. Locke part was the best bit, IMHO.
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leah sobon reviewed 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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