Sunday Photo Fiction – August 27th 2017

This week’s Sunday photoprompt is provided by Dawn Miller.
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She was in one of her strops.
‘We’ve got visitors this afternoon,’ she ranted. ‘I always use my best crockery when they come as it’s not stained and She can’t be critical.’
‘Don’t fret so, Flo,’ her husband said. ‘They should be grateful they’re getting tea and cake. It’s more than we ever had when we visited them.’
‘That’s not the point Zeb! I was never good enough when we were growing up. She rubbed my nose in my failure to meet her standards at every opportunity!’
‘Dammit Flo! Turn the tables and go the whole hog then. Serve their tea in jam jars and cake on a plateless napkin. Really rough it up, and bring Miss High and Mighty down to earth where the real people live. It’ll be worth it just to see her face, and I’m sure Jim will get a giggle out of it too. He’s put up with her silliness for years!’

A quarter of a mile away Tim was lining things up.
‘Are you sure your Gran won’t mind?’ Billy asked.
‘She never uses them and probably won’t even notice they’re missing.’
Catapults raised, the two youngsters took aim.

(195 words)

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – August 27th 2017

  1. Hahaha can’t use them now anyway.

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    I’m with Zeb here, and the kids at the end too! Nice story.

  3. I love your comment about kids seeing things differently…so true! Nice story.

  4. michael1148humphris says:

    She will be alright as jam jars are quite the fashion now,

  5. Different perspectives. Well done. I would like to see how this tea party turned out. 🙂

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