Story Starter Challenge April 16

Today’s sentence: “Sitting on the front porch.”

If anyone asked for someone in particular, the answer was nearly always that they were
“Sitting on the front porch.”
The porch in question made you privvy to the most glorious sunsets.
After a hard day, to sit there as the sun went to bed casting golds, reds, pinks and purples in the sky made you feel glad to be alive to witness something so wonderful.
The old ranch house had several seats on the porch, and it was a given that the family would gather there in the evenings to talk about their day or just to enjoy the moment.
These days, few of the family would be found sitting on the front porch, though they would all be there.
The shelf my grandfather built had been added to over the years, making little cubby holes for pots and urns of the departed’s ashes.
It was strategically placed so that all containers witnessed the setting of the sun every day, just as they had in life.

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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3 Responses to Story Starter Challenge April 16

  1. Sadje says:

    This is a nostalgia evoking story

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