The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
“Mother, you can’t be serious.”
“I’m downsizing. It’s happens when people retire, you know.”
“Yeah, but . . . “
“Don’t ‘Yeah, but’ me, Henry, it’s a done deal.”
“But it’s so small! Where will people stay when they come visit?”
“In a hotel, dear. It’s not rocket science.”
Henry tried again to dissuade his mother from moving into the stone cottage. “What if it’s haunted? You can’t even see your neighbor’s house from here. You will be all alone!”
She smiled at the thought. All alone, for the first time in my entire life. “That’s the whole point, dear.”
To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.
For a special treat, check out Chioma’s story, The Vale, in verse.