Week 33: Coin Collection
 (Prompt: A story set 100 years in the future)

Grandma pulled out a box wrapped in plastic film. They used to wrap food in it, she said. And something called an “envelope.” She read the marks on it: “Open in 2116.”

Inside was something she called a “letter.” She read the marks. “By 2116, the USA might not exist,” they said. “Coins certainly won’t.”

“The United States quarter collection,” Grandma whispered. And then she cried.

Why? I wondered. Old coins — shiny pieces of metal they used for money.

But then I thought, we don’t have coins anymore. Or money. Or States.

Or United anything.

That’s what got me.

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