Image: The Magicsticgoldenrose
“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.
Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/fffaw-challenge-week-of-june-13-2017-2/
Hahaha, great take Michael!
Thank you Di..
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
Thanks Balaka, I think she was being realistic knowing who would be doing most of the work….
Lol! Ya that is true
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.
Yes it would put me off. Hard enough keeping this place here clean and tidy..
Dreams killed by harsh reality
Yes indeed. Thanks Mark.
Poor dad – I have dreamed big – it was a grand story.
Thanks Michael, I think he forgot there would be more living there besides him.
That was very entertaining. I love the direction you went with this prompt!
Annie at ~McGuffy’s Reader~
Thanks Annie, glad you could stop by.
Some dreams are not meant to be! A fun story, Michael. 🙂
Thanks Louise…hope all is good in your world.
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.
Yes that’s a good point. Thanks for commenting.