Sunday Writing Prompt- “Choose an Antique”

Out of the three choices, I’ve picked this:
Harry was excited when he saw the gaily wrapped package from his Grandfather and couldn’t wait to open it. He’d been hinting for weeks about a new tablet and was confident he’d be the envy of his friends.
As was the norm though, no presents were opened until after dinner when all the washing up had been done and cleared away.
Harry decided to leave his Grandfather’s gift to last.
He’d done very well with some new clothes, a book he’d particularly wanted and some cash from distant relatives.
Grinning, he opened the final parcel and his face fell.
His Grandfather looked embarrassed and said
‘I thought it a little odd that this was what you wanted. It took me ages but I finally found one in the antiques shop on the High Street. It wasn’t cheap either, so you’d better look after it.’
Harry’s parents looked on to see what their son’s reaction would be to hide his disappointment.
Mustering a weak smile, Harry kissed the old man on the cheek and said
‘Thanks Gramps. At least I won’t have to worry about plugging it in.’

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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 Sunday Writing Prompt- “Choose an Antique”

  1. Sadje says:

    A brilliant idea. Taught him a lesson about being more specific when dropping hints!

  2. Bee Halton says:

    LOL, love the reaction of Harry 🙋‍♀️🐝🌻

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