Home is where the heart is – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant deny he gets excited
Doing his short story for Friday Fictioneers
But he has to hurry
And it is always a worry
In case he runs out of ideas

But he bashed out another one this week
He hopes he doesn’t let the side down
He has not got much style
Just wants to raise a wee smile
And not make his new friends here all frown

The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on a picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright Janet Webb

Copyright Janet Webb

Home is where the heart is

So what do you think, darling, our first home.

It is perfect, I love it!

I know it is small, and there is still some work to be done, but …

If you can get the kitchen done the way I want it, I will do the living room
And maybe I can make a start on a nursery?

Ha, let’s not get carried away just yet.

I know, but we have that lovely little garden where I can grow roses, and the little white picket fence, reminds me of Tom Sawyer….

Yes, and just out the back, a perfect place for your mother.

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33 Responses to Home is where the heart is – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Joe Owens says:

    What has mother done now?


  2. Sarah Ann says:

    Love your intro and your story. Great last line – left me laughing.


  3. Mother in laws… those exist that need a place like that, but I guess it won’t work anyway..


  4. Nice that she can see such possibilities. But I wonder what he has in mind for his mother-in-law? Interesting.


  5. deanabo says:

    I enjoyed this!


  6. I loved that ending. I can see people took it different ways, but I took it as comedic, sticking the battleaxe of a mother-in-law in the rundown barn. Please correct me if I’m way off on the tone.


  7. kz says:

    Anelephant sure can write. love how the ending could be anything the reader wants it to be ^^ the dialog seems real. great job
    ps your intro made me smile ^^


  8. nightlake says:

    sad that the mom is going to be thrown to the barn..thought they were a nice couple excited about this place:) a different twist indeed.


  9. billgncs says:

    A good twist
    mom-in-law in the barn
    who could resist!


  10. Is Mom going to end up like the abusive husbands and ex boyfriends, maybe even a dad in the other Friday fictioneer tales this week; vegetable garden fertilizer?


  11. OK, I’m sure Mom’s still alive but if I want to read this not as darkly, she could be dead and that would be where they’ll bury the ashes from her cremation. So you let us have it either way, even though I suspect where your thoughts were headed. 🙂

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend,



  12. Sandra says:

    I suspect that’s not a Granny flat you’re talking about there… Nice one.


  13. emmylgant says:

    OMG! A road map to unending heartaches in 100 words. Super!


  14. Eleenie says:

    Ha! That’s exactly the sort of thing my hubby would say… 😉


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