Another week, another Friday Fictioneers. 100 words of fiction based around the weekly changing photo prompt. I’m on a roll, 2 weeks on the trot, yeahh.

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Photo Copyright : Marie Gail Stratford

On the 3rd floor, a young couple use storage boxes for a table and eat Noodles out of paper tubs.

Four floors up. A nervous mum picks wet towels up off the floor, stops at the mirror and dusts powder over her bruised cheek. A perfect tea awaits her husband.

The lift stops at the 10th floor, the retired teacher and his wife take the stairs up the next two floors. He carries the bags when her arthritis is bad.

In an office across town, the last eviction notice is sealed. The developer sits back and smirks “bricks and mortar, just bricks and mortar”.

23 thoughts on “Demolition

  1. “The Midge” has struck again with pure gold! All those people, yet the irony of “bricks and mortar” is a hit between the eyes. Nice work, Helen. You deliver! 🙂

  2. A little slice of every day life, beautifully told, Helen. And sadly, it never is just bricks and mortar for everyone, is it?

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