Foreclosure #4

Sandra stretched, opened her eyes, and looked around the room.  It had been three days since she had been forced to move into her father’s guest room.  She tried not to cling to the past.  Don is trying, she thought, he really is.

The room had been freshly painted a creamy beige.  All reference to her stepbrother had been taken away.  Simple silk drapes adorned the only window.  The wagon-wheel bunk beds had been replaced with a full size bed, a vintage vanity and a small stool.  Sandra’s suitcases—only two of them—sat in the corner.  The only items she had unpacked and hung in the closet were the two suits she might need for interviews.  After all, she told herself, this is only temporary.

Suddenly she heard voices, really no more than a murmur, but enough to remind her it was time to start her day.

(Three word Wednesday—cling, murmur, taken.)



Filed under HOME, Three World Wednesday, writing

10 responses to “Foreclosure #4

  1. At least her father is around to give her a landing pad, even if there’s no love lost between them because of her childhood. Kind of sad to only unpack a couple of suits, though.

  2. Yeah bookmaking this wasn’t a high risk determination outstanding post! . 177357

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  4. Generally I don’t read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, quite great post.

  5. I like the way you effortlessly continue the story incorporating the prompt words. Hopefully some testing words will tease out more information about her situation but for the moment the micro-fiction is a delight.

  6. The transition will take time.

  7. I hope she is happy in her new home and her new life.
    Nice read, thank you!

  8. I like the little glimpses you give us. Showing not telling giving us depth to the situation. Her life is like the room. Bare, functional and recently made over. Really enjoyed 🙂

  9. sounds like Don is really trying. I hope their relationship gets fixed.

  10. There is much to feel sad for in this scene which reads beautifully either as a continuation of last week or in its own right- coming back..having your world in two cases – and yet there is change..the children’s furniture replaced by beige..a blank canvas perhaps..although much more lingers in this house..her brother..Jae

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