Sitting Pretty

KL Caley is our host for the Thursday Write Photo challenge.
For visually challenged writers, the image shows an old fashioned writing mahogany writing desk and chair. Papers are splayed on the desk and a jacket has been slung over a chair.
‘It doesn’t look right there,’ Kayleigh said.
Pete sighed. This was the fourth room they tried it in and the removal guys were great. Although still smiling, he could tell their good humour was starting to wane.
‘Well we can’t put it in the kitchen and it would be ruined if we put it in the conservatory with the extremes in temperatures, so it is either here, the library, dining room or the lounge. Sorry guys……’ he added with a resigned shrug.
‘It’s just so BIG, and it dwarfs the other furniture in here, but I don’t want to get rid of it.’
The older of the two workmen came up to Pete and said
‘If I may make a suggestion…….?’

Kayleigh was thrilled. Tom and Mick had been so helpful in rearranging the furniture in the study and moving some smaller pieces out into the library. It left a complete panelled wall free to put the desk against and with the pictures of her parents hanging either side, gave a whole new feeling to the room.
Pete escorted the two men out and thanking them for their time and patience, slipped them twenty pounds each.
When he returned to the library, Kayleigh was lovingly touching the wood.
‘It’s almost as if Dad’s still with us Pete. He loved this desk and I have so many memories of him sitting at it.’
‘I know.’ he said simply.


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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15 Responses to Sitting Pretty

  1. DA Whittam says:

    Quite heartwarming

  2. willowdot21 says:

    A lovely story Di πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  3. Carol anne says:

    gorgeous di! ❀

  4. Sadje says:

    A nice heartwarming story Di.

  5. glyn40wilton says:

    No doubt that old writing desk could tell some stories…especially the one’s that were written on the papers.

  6. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful story and take on the prompt.

  7. murisopsis says:

    Wow! A really nice snapshot of what could have been a disaster that turned into a triumph!

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