Must get that loose top step fixed, she thought, as she walked up to her front door.
As always she had to force the key in. Must get that lock seen to by a locksmith before it jams completely.
She pushed the door open, seeing the boarded up diamond of mint-green. Must get that piece of glass replaced.
As she stumbled over loose shoes, coats and bags in the hallway she remembered she had that coat rack to put up and the tidying to do.
In the bedroom she changed into comfortable clothes picked from the bundle lying on the floor, turning her back on the unfinished walls – three painted in white undercoat, only one completed in soothing blue. Must get the bedroom decorating finished.
Must get the dishes done, she thought, as she searched for the one remaining clean glass.
She popped the bottle of wine open and settled down in front of the television for the evening. She began to de-stress.
She soon forgot about the litany of chores that needed attended to. Maybe next week.
Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story or poem in around 175 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE.
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My first novel, ‘A Justified State’ is a political thriller set in an imagined future. The Kindle edition will be released on the 3rd of November (this Saturday), when I will publish a more detailed blog post. The paperback edition is already available to order now through Amazon in some territories: UK / US / GER / ITA. More territories to follow soon.