Ostentatious: FOWC #18

She loved Gone With The Wind, and swore that one day she would marry well and have a house with verandas and grounds.
Her dream came true when she met Charlie, who granted her every wish, well, whatever his money could buy.
Their property was lovely, a far cry from the semi she was brought up in.
They had a modest veranda, and tall white pillars flanked the front door.
Heavy brocade drapes bordered the floor to ceiling spotlessly clean windows, and the lawn was immaculate with its vertical stripes in even rows thanks to Gerald, their gardener.
She loved her life, her house, and her husband……….. in that order.
But she had no friends.

No-one came to visit, and those she had before shrank away and left her alone.
Charlie found her in tears one evening, and knew the problem having overheard a group of residents in the local pub.
‘It’s the house,’ he said gently. ‘We live on a housing estate, and it’s just too ostentatious for the neighbourhood.’

Written for Fandango’s challenge

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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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3 Responses to Ostentatious: FOWC #18

  1. Definitely not OUR problem!

  2. joyroses13 says:

    Friends are such better RICHES 🙂

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