The photo reminds me of a house we once rented in France. We had a very enjoyable holiday but as we left I mentioned to the owner that she should really tell prospective holiday makers that part of the house is overlooked by the neighbours.
With a Gallic shrug she replied ‘but Madame, that means the house stays cool in the summer, why is this a problem?’ Hmm…
Word Count: 100
Setting The Scene
‘Darling, the Meissen table centre.’
‘We had to sell the Meissen.’
‘Mother, we had to sell it all.’
‘Sell what? Oh poor darling, put out the Lalique the one with fairies.’
How many times will we have to do this?
‘That’s gone too. James has been ‘investing’ your money, hardly anything left.’
If I could get my hands on the bastard
She stares at me, narrowing her eyes.
‘My dinner table must look beautiful.’
We wait for imaginary dinner guests. When she sleeps, I put away the remnants of her golden days, praying she will soon forget them.
Thanks to Rochelle for overseeing production and to Jan Wayne Fields for setting the scene. (See what I’ve done there, of course you do)