Each week, Rochelle herds this merry group of Kool Kats, with a weekly photo prompt and a reminder to: play nice, be respectful, and do your best work. Flash fiction at its best! Write a 100-word story with a beginning, middle and end. This week’s photo is provided by Mary Shipman. This week, my story came easily but is a new direction for me. Check out the other stories and find more details on Addicted to Purple. Then, join us! I always welcome honest, kind, or constructive feedback; please leave a comment.
The Dream House
Jody and Michael had planned to renovate Michael’s childhood home from the time they married. When his mother died she left the home to her only child.
“This house is perfect for us to raise a family in,” Jody gushed. “There’s so much space! I don’t understand why your parents didn’t have more kids.”
Walking through the halls Michael grew serious. “Mom never seemed happy; I’m not sure she really wanted kids.”
When the contractor called, his voice was ice water.
“Mike, the police are here. Demo’ing the walls we found several blankets…”
“Babies– three tiny skeletons, so far.”
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