Oh Prompt Me Do!! — Image This!

A Guy Called Bloke has come up with a whole new chart full of challenges, under the general title of Oh Prompt Me Do!! Here’s my first one.

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Rory says:

Prompt

It’s your life!

Write a story concerning this image and the prompt title  ‘It’s Your Life!’ Must not be longer than 200 words.

Anna and Bert had always dreamed of living out in the woods. They wanted to build a log cabin.

Anna’s mother was opposed to the idea, as she benefited from and enjoyed having Anna at her beck and call. Any time Anna brought up her dream, her mother would shut it down with minimizing, gaslighting, and just plain rude comments.

All that summer, Anna and Bert drove the 60 miles to their property and worked on their homestead. By fall, their cabin was complete. The completion was celebrated by putting the longhorn cow skull up above the door. Afterwards they lit a fire in their fireplace and drank a toast with champagne while watching the fire.

They began trailering their things from their old place to the new place on the weekends. When it came time to make it official, with address changes at the post office, driver’s license, etc. Anna went to her mother’s house to tell her. Anna quietly told her mother she would be living an hour away by next weekend. The news was met with complete silence. Then, in a shrill scream, Anna’s mother said, “It’s Your Life!!!!!”

 

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Good one! 👍

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Jordy says:

    No kidding!! Good one!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Good one is my chorus too Li 🙂

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  4. You can’t pick your relatives.

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  5. badfinger20 says:

    I’ve known mothers like that

    Liked by 1 person

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