100 Word Wednesday: Week 23

Thanks Bikurgurl.

Image Credit Jesse Williams

Twenty years ago the area had been bustling with life and vitality. No matter what the time of day was, the Diner was popular with old and young alike.
Pearl, the owner, was a laugh a minute, and anyone down on their luck knew there would always be a hot meal and a warm welcome within.
Despite larger food chains taking up residence, her customers remained loyal.
Now she was dead.
With no family to take over, the business had been sold but her friends didn’t forget.
Like me, they gathered under the dimming familiar sign to say their goodbyes.


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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12 Responses to 100 Word Wednesday: Week 23

  1. Michael says:

    Aww..sad tale Di…

  2. James McEwan says:

    Pearl has gone marking the end of an era. A sad tale from which i could feel the truth..

  3. kittysverses says:

    Sad though she died, glad that her loyal customers came to bid her a final farewell. That truly is a mark of well lived life, great story.

  4. Such a nostalgic feel to this excellently written story of warmth and goodness.

  5. bikurgurl says:

    A fitting tribute for a pillar of the community. Thank you so much for joining us again this week 🙂

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