Friday Fictioneers – The Old House

It’s Friday yet again and another Friday Fictioneer picture prompt Here.

The old house sat, lonely and decrepit. It was home more to the wild animals than people now. Jersey made a face as she moved through the house, staring at the old wallpaper, missing boards and holes. The avocado refrigerator was gone, an outline on the wall. Yellow and crackled linoleum crunched under her feet..

If she closed her eyes, she could smell the rhubarb pie in the oven and her grandmother humming. The hourly gong of the grandfather clock that was in the living room.

She had the choice to make it a home again. To start over fresh.

8 Responses to “Friday Fictioneers – The Old House”

  1. A great story. Full of charm & nostalgia.
    I loved the image of the ‘avocado refrigerator’

    Here’s mine:

  2. Similar sentiments as mine…great description…well written

    Here is mine:

  3. I do like a nice story of fresh starts and nostalgia, and this one fits that bill perfectly. Very nice.

    Mine’s nearly 200 words this week:

  4. She had the choice, so what did she choose?

    Here’s mine:

  5. Some really nice details here, especially the ‘avocado refrigerator’ — or at least its outline. Nice job!

    –Brian (mine is here:

  6. Lovely piece–the descriptions were perfect images. I especially liked the detail of the outline of the refrigerator on the wall. Nicely done.


  7. In all this deterioration and squalor, you see HOPE! YAY! mine is here:

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