Time to move on- #Friday #Fictioneers

Margie shook her head in despair, trying to clear her mind. She looked from the checklist in her hand to labeled boxes on the floor. The clinical precision of those brown structures contrasted with the whimsy of the cobwebs on the wall, above the mountain goat’s head.

That goat! It always made her uneasy. It was high time it left the house or, at least, their lives. Things had never been the same since it came into the house.

Loss of her job, Steve’s illness, Sparky’s death at that intersection and now the distress sale. . .

Impassively, the goat stared ahead.

 

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Photo Copyright: Adam Ickes
©Shailaja V
Word count: 100
Written for the Friday Fictioneers-  Click here to read the prompt and here to read the other entries in the link-up.
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18 thoughts on “Time to move on- #Friday #Fictioneers

  1. I agree with your reader who thinks your character needs to be schooled in feng shui. 🙂 Nice story.

    Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my story this week. I’ve also been actively pursuing flash fiction since January, and it has been a wonderful ride. Pleased to make your acquaintance! I look forward to reading more.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

  2. there’s scope for a Stephen King horror short story in the direction you’ve taken there, you know 😀

  3. I have been reading creepy stories about this poor goat! 😀
    How some things get associated with misfortune! A good one for the pic prompt, Shailaja 🙂

  4. ok that was seriously creepy! And you have the perfect pic to go with all that creepiness!!
    You managed to creep us all out quite effectively in just 100 words! 😀

  5. I wonder if this goat is related to The goat as that could explain much of their misfortune. Just enough hinted at. Margie’s sadness came across well.

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