Friday Fictioneers 25th June

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our lovely hostess for the Friday Fictioneers challenge and this week has chosen a picture by Brenda Cox for us.
The Sycamore Cafe was renown for its charm and eloquent al fresco dining, the trees playing a large part in its success.
When the owners returned from a much needed holiday having left it in the hands of their son, they found not only no customers but no trees.
‘I thought I’d surprise you,’ their son said.’ It was always so dark inside.’

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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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34 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 25th June

  1. Oh no!!! Those poor trees 😦

  2. pennygadd51 says:

    Oh dear. Some people are apt to get carried away with their enthusiasm, aren’t they? Nicely written.

  3. Yikes! That might have come as a surprise indeed. Hopefully it didn’t give them heart attacks in the process too! Great take.

  4. anyone who takes down a tree for any reason aside safety reasons needs to be done for murder. It’s the only way to save Earth. Good tale.

  5. Uh-oh, how tragic and sad for the couple. Well told!

  6. Dale says:

    Oy! Kids, even grown-up ones, do things without thinking…

  7. GHLearner says:

    Oh no. He thought he’d done something good. He’ll have to replant now, asap. Sad story, but good writing.

  8. michael1148humphris says:

    I great take on the prompt.

  9. James McEwan says:

    Clearly he thinks the business needs a refreshing start, but where are the customers? Oh dear!

  10. What a divvy. I know he was only trying to help but what has he done? Driven the customers away.

  11. I imagine that didn’t go down too well! Nice one.

  12. granonine says:

    Oh dear. Good intentions, terrible decision!

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