#SoCS Feb. 25/17 – How

Linda’s SoCS prompt is the word ‘How’.


How had it come to this?
One minute I was happy as Larry, next Larry had kicked me out on my ear.
Nothing for it but to get in the car and go.
But where? Now there was the thing.
No family, no friends as I was a stranger here.
My meagre possessions fitted inside the boot, and that was it.
My life in a trunk.
I’d done it before, not actually living in my car, but had indeed slept in it on more than one occasion.
Failed camping accommodation, house hunting, long journeys requiring a rest en route.
The most common reason was of course money, or rather lack of it.
Service stations were OK for wash and brush ups, and some even had showers, so no excuse not to keep clean.
Oh well. Off on a new adventure and write another chapter in my life.
Lady in a Van did that and it worked for her somehow!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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11 Responses to #SoCS Feb. 25/17 – How

  1. stevetanham says:

    Lovely tone… have you read William Boyd’s ‘Ordinary thunderstorms’? It’s a tense and dramatic story of a man who has to become homeless to escape a life- threatening conspiracy.

  2. I like that despite everything there is hope at the end of this.

  3. Oh this made my mood much lighter thank you – also how amusing was that lady in the van, ha 😉

  4. scifihammy says:

    haha I haven’t watched the movie, but sounds from your story that she’ll be OK. 🙂

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