5 Minute Freewrite: Sunday - Prompt: old maid

in freewrite •  last year  (edited)

"Would you keep the old maid?" he asks, not looking up from the butterfly he holds on his finger. "She has been of use to us. Possibly she still has another year or two in her. I just hate to throw her out before I have gotten all that I can from her."

Peter stood, perturbed by the thought of having to throw a woman of eighty-five onto the street. It was going to be him if he suggested she stay on until her life is called on by the higher powers. What if he were in her position? What would she do?

"Excuse me?" he says. "Were do you think you are going?"

"Oh daddy," his daughter says as she whirls to face him before being able to sneak out the front door, "I told you about the party. You agreed to it weeks ago."

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Non-Fiction
DudeBittersweetHookHousecoatNail
Faster Than LightSweaterA Ridiculous Amount of FunMosquitoBamboo
The EntrywayPartyImportantHer Homemade JamsBack Pain
MotherMilkSwingBored StiffMonkey’s Wedding
AppetiteTravelFrosting a CakeBonesClouds
ScratchWetDepressionCampingQuadrillion
Describe the Room You Are InDewSkinnyMoldHerbs
WoodCore ValuesPlayersSyrupSell-out
SpaparachutesGrapevineNothingMishap
Eagle Scout

Fiction
Cane (Bonus: Red Wine)BasketParasolWireA Kiss
CherryMiamiLizard CavePhonePrototype
DiscordA Jumble of WordsSuffers in SilenceBathTalking Dog
Grand PianoEpilogueChalkFood to the TableBasics
CopySquashFried ChickenPotbellied PigCancer
Dog BreathMovementBreedFool

Ongoing StoriesNumbered in Order of Story's Progression
Detective Story#1 Trolley #2 Flea #3 Awakening
Suspense/Horror#1 Late #2 Banana #3 Paper #4 Tree #5 5 #6 Home Alone #7 Doctor’s Office
The Stall#1 Medium #2 The Stall #3 The Stall #4 Mice #5 Detective #6 Homeless #7 Eyebrows #8 40 Percent Off #9 One Year #10 The Stall
Church#1 Church #2 Ornate #3 Chips #4 State

Poems
#52 Caterpillar#85 Wildflower

Weekend Freewrites:
The Crooked UmbrellaThe PictureThe Chair That I’m Strapped ToA Common Ending
WithdrawalRichard’s SurpriseThe TrapCanyon Making You Crazy?
The HawkEmerge from the DepthsMarjorie's Alcohol Problem

We-writes (collaborations with community members)
MonsterEagle Scout 1st Entry: 2nd Entry: 3rd Entry

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