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How to Win Friends and Influence Telemarketers

Flash fiction

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be poor with only two things to your name: a phone and an attitude. This is a super-short flash piece, so I can’t give you too much here. Click the link below the opening to read the full story.

"How to Win Friends and Influence Telemarketers" by Jenni Wiltz, published on

“Hi, I’m calling for the Sacramento Policeman’s Association.  Would you like to buy—”


“It’s hard to part with money, I know, but—”


“I have an installment plan.”

“Buddy, I’m so broke I eat my dinner in installment plans.  Last night it was gin, butter, and hot sauce.”

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