First Line Friday: April 26th, 2019

Dylan has given us this line for this week’s challenge :

The pen wasn’t worth anything, but Maddie pocketed it anyway.
It would join the other little pieces she had collected over the years.
The Will was due to be read and everyone requested to attend. Maddie toyed with putting the pen back, but decided against it.

They were all seated in the drawing room, family on one side, staff on the other.
As expected, the house, stocks and shares, cars and the like went to family.
The gardener got the contents of the shed, though where he would put them was anyone’s guess as he lived in a flat, then came the afterthought that he could have the shed too.
The cook got the copper bottomed pans she swore by, and the housekeeper had her choice of bed linens and upholstery.
‘To Maddie,’ she sat bolt upright, ‘ I leave my collection of knickknacks and curios. She already has several of them (thinking I didn’t notice) but she was good company in my final years and hopefully she will appreciate them more than I ever did. I also leave her the gold fountain pen she bought for my birthday last year. I treasured it even though it held little value other than sentiment.’
She burst into tears.
He knew her so well, but never judged.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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7 Responses to First Line Friday: April 26th, 2019

  1. Sadje says:

    A good story. Mine is quite similar, yet not completely. I have scheduled it for tomorrow.

  2. colonialist says:

    Very well done. One would hope the Maddies of this can learn from such things.

  3. Violet Lentz says:

    Very well put together story. I really enjoyed it.

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