Archie stared in puzzlement at the leftover screw and nut.

He scratched his head.

He checked and re-checked the instructions.

He was sure he had done it correctly.

With a crash, the room folded flat around him.

Damn these new flat-packed houses.

Written as part of #MicroMondays, hosted by Varad over at Loose End Of The Thread. For more information and to join in visit HERE.

Each week we are given a set word count for a piece of micro fiction, and a quote from a book that must be included in the story. This week’s quote to be included was ‘The room folded flat around him.’ and the word count was 42.

Read other stories based on the prompt HERE.

You can read more stories about Agnes and Archie here: THE AGNES AND ARCHIE STORIES.

13 responses to “FLAT-PACKED”

  1. I think that is a big OOPS!! 🙂
    Good one!

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  2. Pretty sure, Angie would be having an ‘I told you so’ smirk on her face while sipping a margarita. Good one, Iain.

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  3. So familiar in a way… x

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    1. We’ve all been there 🙂

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      1. Yep. every DiY Kit…

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  4. We all have those moments. Archie would be very frustrated by now, I guess. 🙂

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    1. I’m sure he’s still trying to get it right, he won’t quit!

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  5. LOL. You would have hoped that one screw and nut wouldn’t have much difference.

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    1. Most furniture seems to survive, but there’s always that one screw left over…!


  6. ah the mishaps when you move to a new home!

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