Time to write: 5th October

This week Rachel asks us to begin a story as follows:

‘A package came for you,’ her neighbour said over the fence as she pulled up on the drive.
‘I took it in rather than you have the hassle of having to arrange re delivery or go to the sorting office to collect it.’
Miranda was both annoyed and pleased at the same time. She’d only been here a couple of months and didn’t know anyone, so it was a nice neighbourly gesture, but something niggled.
‘Here you are,’ she said with a beaming smile.
‘Thank you. I appreciate it.’

Indoors, she looked at the label and didn’t recognise the writing or post mark.
Intrigued, she pulled the seal apart, which gave easily.
Inside were a bunch of photographs and a letter from a solicitor.
It appeared a friend from yesteryear had passed away and left her some photographs of their time together. She felt the tears well.

Seeing her neighbour the following day, she thanked her again for taking in her package.
‘You’re welcome,’ she said. ‘I’m sorry for your loss. He was a good-looking man.’

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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4 Responses to Time to write: 5th October

  1. Sadje says:

    Good one. Love the end sentence!!! 😜

  2. tidalscribe says:

    Hmm creepy neighbour…

    • One of ours gave me a letter that had been ‘dropped through their door’ by mistake. It was from my Mum and dated over a week previously, the post mark five days before. It had been opened and read (water damage on the seal and finger marks) , so we made a point of telling the mail office that if post could not be delivered, they were to leave it with no-one and we’d collect it.

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