SPF: Yard Sale

155 05 May 8th 2015

“A yard sale?!” they exclaimed in unison.

“But why?” asked Jonathan, raising his eyebrows in surprise.

“Have you seen the junk that’s been collecting in the attic?” responded his wife curtly.

Looking at the blank faces of her husband and two kids staring back at her, Annie sighed.

“Come on then, quick march!”

Up in the attic, Simon was the first to stake claim.

“My baseball glove!”

“The one you’d forgotten existed?” snapped his mother.

“My fishing jacket!” saidย Jonathan, seizing the faded garment.

“You’ve not been fishing in over five years!” Annie groaned.

“Aww, my silk corsage,” Ally smiled dreamily, as fond memories of her prom night from fourย years ago flashed through her mind.

Annie cleared her throat in an unusually loud manner.

Six pleading pairs of eyes glanced up at her, their treasures clutched firmly in their hands, signs of claiming the rest of their valuables abundantly clear.

“What kind of a yard sale is this?” Mrs. Prescott looked confused.

All she could see was a glass cupboard, a coupled of grey marble slabs and few pieces of clothing.

Mum had been determined to get rid of even one useless item, besides, she’d already printed the flyers.

Written for Sunday Photo Fiction

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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14 Responses to SPF: Yard Sale

  1. Mandibelle16 says:

    Well a few items gone is something ๐Ÿ™‚ Her kids will move out and forget about things, she can get rid of more then ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. M Chaillot says:

    It takes courage to get rid of things–last year I took a deep breath and started filling up bags and boxes FAST, before I could notice what I was relinquishing ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. afairymind says:

    As a bit hoarder I’m on her family’s side on this one! Some things have too much sentimental value to get rid of. My Dad, on the other hand, hates clutter and has been known to get rid of stuff without even asking us. I’ve gone looking for things I stored in the attack several times only to find them gone. A very enjoyable story. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • swritings says:

      When it comes to certain things which really evoke sentimental feelings, I too feel this way! ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s always a good mix of character traits in the same family! Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. afairymind says:

    *attic. Sometimes I hate auto-correct.

  5. Heh sometimes it takes the threat of removing something to make us realise that we do still want and love it.

  6. Lyn says:

    Yes, yes! The flyers have been printed…that’s the important thing. Everything must go ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Felicia Hf says:

    Funny! Poor mum – she’s planned it all so well and now there’s barely anything to sell!

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