Friday Fictioneers: 16th April

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields s iur hostess for the Friday Fictioneers challenge.
This week, she has selected a photo by Anne Higa as our prompt.
You can find out more here

‘Don’t expect too much. My family live well, but we are not rich.’
‘That’s OK. It’s not as if they live out in the sticks with no running water or indoor plumbing is it?’
‘No. Well, not exactly. We have running water, but the shower is outside.’
She laughed. ‘How lovely!’
That was until she saw it.

57 words

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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37 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 16th April

  1. OMG. I think I’d go au natural.

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Running water, but not where you want it

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    I bet that wiped the smile off of her face pretty quickly! Good fun take.

  4. Sadje says:

    Lol! Good one Di

  5. Carol anne says:

    Awesome! I loved this! xoxo

  6. Sounds chilly especially in the current weather!

  7. Dora says:

    LOL. I don’t suppose the neon light would make a whole lot of difference to her!

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Live it 💜

  9. Bear says:

    A giggle erupts. Growing up, in the summer when it rained, Gr. Grandpa would take the downspout off the corner of the house, and we’d all take “showers” outside. We’d get out shampoo and soap up, fully clothed. It is one of the few very happy memories I have of childhood… before it went south, that is.

  10. ahtdoucette says:

    Hey, you have running water, a corner, and a bucket. What more do you need? LOL. Fun story.

  11. GHLearner says:

    Hah. I bet the romantic ideas about the simple life vanished quickly. Good one.

  12. Yes, it all sounds rustic and charming until it is reality. (haha) Nicely done!

  13. earthskyair says:

    Lol. Hey, it works, right? Well done and in a mere 57 words!🙂

  14. granonine says:

    Time was that an outdoor shower was quite common. You just needed someone to man the pump 🙂

  15. Dale says:

    It always sounds so quaint to those who don’t live it.

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