June 27, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that involves paint. It can be fresh, peeling or in need of a coat. What is being painted, and why? Go where the prompt leads!
The old toilet has been in the back of the old laundry as long as I can remember. Dad built it as a second toilet, and it’s come in handy over the years.
At some point in its existence, dad painted it and time has not been kind to the cheap paint he splashed onto the walls.
The paint is peeling, curling off the walls and ceiling and every so often I go in and sweep up the bits that have fallen on to the floor.
I’m thinking of scrubbing it down and giving it a fresh new coat.