Home Repairs

“I’ve been up since dawn today, at the top of a ladder repairing my roof. I’m scared of heights, but I couldn’t afford to pay someone to do it for me.  I couldn’t afford to leave it either because the rain was coming through where the tiles were missing and ruining my floor. I’ve had to repaint my front door too. So I’m in a foul mood and I’m exhausted. Shut the door behind you – you’re letting the draft in.”

I glare furiously at the two children trembling before me. “So tell me, Hansel and Gretel, what made you think it was OK to eat my house?”

This post is part of the 100 word challenge at Julia’s Place.

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22 Responses to Home Repairs

  1. ventahl says:

    Ha ha ha …. Should be shut the oven door behind you! You like fairy tales, don’t you?

    • sjbwriting says:

      That did occur to me, but I thought Julia would tell me off for making changes to the prompt. Yep – I love fairytales..in fact children’s stories in general 🙂

  2. jeanelaine says:

    I absolutely love this, your imagination is delightful.

  3. liz2you says:

    Amazing suprise ending!
    Love it…

  4. Sandra says:

    So very funny! And I loved the voice in this, it was incredibly realistic. Well done.

  5. Jonesingafter40 says:

    Oh my. They have good reason to tremble… Loved it.

  6. lorrainefort says:

    You made me chuckle! I wasn’t expecteing the Hansel and Gretel bit…great writing…

  7. What a fab interpretation…very different to all the others. You have a great way with stories 🙂

  8. fireflyphil says:

    Love that ending! I’m afraid mine this week is just boringly true-to-life…

  9. jfb57 says:

    Oh what a laugh! you naughty girl! There was me ready to sympathise with a stressed individual who had not had a good day! Brilliant!

  10. Mike says:

    A great story, the ending made me smile.

  11. Annie Dennis says:

    Nice! I love the twist at the end! 😀

  12. Gilly Gee says:

    Excellent Sally-Jayne, you have a great sense of humour!

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