FFfAW Challenge-Week of June 13, 2017 #2 – Dad’s Near Folly


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“We’ve got to buy it!” announced dad as he bounced through the back door.  “You know I’ve always wanted to live in a castle and here is our chance, a golden opportunity,” he said as we gathered round the kitchen table pouring over glossy brochure he’d come home with.

“But it’s so big,” said mum, “think of the cleaning, the upkeep, the council rates.”

“Think of the history, the character, it’s a story waiting to be told, we could fix up a part as a museum, open it on weekends and you girls could set up a section as a restaurant.”

This last part was said to the horror of my mother and my sisters.

The arguments raged back and forth most of us worrying about dad’s level of sanity.

The next morning neither he or mum were speaking. The castle was never mentioned again.

Dad was happily on permanent wash up duty after that night.


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19 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of June 13, 2017 #2 – Dad’s Near Folly

  1. kittysverses says:

    Hahaha, great take Michael!

  2. Balaka says:

    Ha ha ha…I feel sorry for the poor man…there is no harm in dreaming big…I think the lady was harsh on him…good take on the prompt

  3. Lorraine says:

    Wonderful thought — castles for sale with glossy brochures. Just like Italy is doing with abandoned castles, monasteries, etc. Free for the taking, but with a hitch. Someone has to do the cleaning.

  4. any1mark says:

    Dreams killed by harsh reality

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    Poor dad – I have dreamed big – it was a grand story.

  6. That was very entertaining. I love the direction you went with this prompt!
    Annie at ~McGuffy’s Reader~

  7. afairymind says:

    Some dreams are not meant to be! A fun story, Michael. 🙂

  8. kalpana solsi says:

    only a lady would think of cleaning, maintenance, upkeep etc. she is pragmatic to think of all the hard labour she would have to suffer .
    feel sorry for the man who harbored dreams of owning and staying in it.

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