Happy Friday! Today we’re continuing the 8LW 2021 Short Story Challenge. Though it’s not a regular Friday Writing Sprint, feel free to give the challenge a try and post your results in the comments. We’d love to read what you come up with. So far we’ve had Jilly’s “Snow White and the Three Kisses” and Michaeline’s “A Christmas Dream.”
My entry isn’t a holiday story, but it is a tale about a brand new start, featuring almost all of the prompt words: daisy, annoying, romantic, formula, country, careless, confidence, piano, fluent, guest, options, ivory, star, snow, blurry, and photograph.
It Takes a Village
What was I thinking?
Jenny stood by the gate that opened onto the pathway leading to the cottage and resisted the urge to run after Mr. Hendrick’s departing taxi and say she’d made a mistake and had the wrong address and could he take her to the train station instead.
Wouldn’t that have been a sight.
Jenny was normally quite confident and rarely second-guessed herself, but she hadn’t been prepared for the place to look so forlorn with its overgrown lawn, sagging gate, and peeling shutters. It looked like something that had been cast aside and left unattended for too long, no longer the bright, welcoming haven of her childhood.
Jenny looked at her watch, then scanned the country lane in both directions. Where was that estate agent? Continue reading