Tuesday 18 July 2017


Here is my 200 word story prompted by this photo kindly provided by Mike Vore. 

Photo Credit:  Mike Vore


Rachel parked and saw the building across the road. She shook her head in dismay.  The first word that came to her mind was ‘ramshackle’ but there was no way she could put that on the sales details.

Why had she let her sister persuade her to do this favour for her friend?  It wasn't as though Rachel knew Annabelle’s friend.  Suzy was her name, she was in dire straits after her fiancé had upped and left her with a mortgage on this house that they had been doing up but now she needed a quick sale. Well that certainly wasn't going to happen any time soon.

Needs attention.

Fulfil your dreams in a house – no.

Unlimited potential.

Place your own stamp on this property.


Great for a DIY project.

Rachel put her notebook away.  She’d have to take photos and measurements, she hoped the structure was safe.

Two weeks later Mike took one look at the details in the estate agent’s window – that was it, his dream home.   Mike smiled at Rachel as he sat at her desk.  That house would bring them together.

Word count:  200