Write Photo 6th January

KL Caley is our hostess for the Thursday Write Photo challenge.
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a collection of tables, chairs, lamps, baskets, teddies and other objects in quite a busy space.
Antique – Image by KL Caley
‘Come on Mummy! You’ve got to see Nanna’s new house!’
Cheryl was tired and could not understand why Lottie was so excited. Her mother had died a few months ago and the house was in the process of being sold. It was a heartbreaking time as she had no siblings to share the load and her father had died years before. Her husband was working nights now as the pay was better and they had to catch up on their bills after Covid. They both knew he was lucky to still have a job.

Lottie tugged on her mother’s hand, almost pulling her off her feet.
‘Do you think Nanna would have made cake and cookies like she used to for us? Can we visit? It’s been so long since we last saw her.’
Cheryl couldn’t answer as the tears were beginning to well up as she saw where they were headed.
Thankfully, the Antiques Shop wasn’t open and Lottie could just peer through the glass at familiar chairs and tables set out between other items for sale.
Cheryl now wished she had contacted a house clearance firm from another town as she hadn’t anticipated this. How could she explain to a four year old that she couldn’t visit her beloved Nanna here or anywhere else.

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! 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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27 Responses to Write Photo 6th January

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! This is heart breaking 💜💜

  2. murisopsis says:

    Wow. This really was a punch in the gut for me!!

  3. Such a touching tale.

  4. Sadje says:

    What a moving story Di.

  5. emkingston says:

    Aww…poor Lottie. Great story, Di.

  6. Michael says:

    Sad indeed Di.

  7. I went a similar way. Yours is so touching.

  8. KL Caley says:

    Oh poor Lottie. Brilliant story, Di, so very real and heart-breaking. Thank you so much for joining in with the #writephoto prompt. KL ❤

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  10. A lovely, and believable, story. Well done.

  11. Nope, Not Pam says:

    So sad 😞

  12. Rose says:

    This is beautiful… Heart breaking

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