This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.
The Other House
Mary sighed. She liked this property but… it didn’t speak to her. Her gaze strayed from the garden and quiet streets towards the house opposite.
“If you’re interested,” the estate agent said, “that’s for sale as well.”
“Hmm?” She examined the elegant lines and fine windows. It was charming, glowing enticingly in the sunlight.
“It’s a fixer-upper but a good price. The old gent hasn’t made repairs in decades.”
Blinking, her vision shifting, Mary saw peeling paintwork, boarded windows and missing roof-tiles. It had a general run-down air.
Make me beautiful again, a voice whispered.
Yes, Mary replied. “How much?”
Word Count: 100
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