First Line Friday: August 28th, 2020

Dylan Hughes hosts the First Line Friday challenge on alternate weeks to Jim Adams Music Prompts.

Your line and photoprompt for this week are:

Untouched books crowded his shelves, shiny leather spines and faded first editions, meticulously dusted and never read.

Untouched books crowded his shelves, shiny leather spines and faded first editions, meticulously dusted and never read.

The family rubbed their greedy hands in glee, dollar signs replacing their breathing as they mentally spent the inherited potential millions.
They had never been close to their father until the last eleven months of his life, purely for being seen as the grieving relatives and to reap the benefits of his fortune.
Now they were all gathered in the study awaiting the reading of the Will, piggy eyes calculating and evaluating.

Mr Shepherd asked them all to take a seat, then turned to the bookcase behind him which housed the priceless collections. He pressed a button and the panel slid silently back to reveal a mirror to which was pasted a photograph of their late father.
The caption beneath it read

You should see your faces, you worthless pieces of shit!

With a perfectly composed face, Mr Shepherd went through the formalities, and dispensed the deceased’s legacy, a personally signed copy of his memoirs for each of them.

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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17 Responses to First Line Friday: August 28th, 2020

  1. Nice one! We reap what we sow. 😀

  2. Wasn’t ready for the ending. Very good job.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Love the twist! I’m so glad this isn’t the reality for my family but I’ve seen it play out in other families and of course in TV/movies/literature!

  4. Carol anne says:

    Lol! I love this! Its brilliant!

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Nice one, where there’s a will there’s a greedy relative! 💜

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