Rochelle’s challenge this week is to write 100 words prompted by Fatima Fakier Deria’s photo. A serene garden scene, patio shaded by a spreading cedar tree.
The Peaceful Patio
I watch Amy’s face as we sit down. She’s frowning.
“What’s this letter Sis ?”
“From Nana’s lawyer, her will.” Amy’s face tightens. “Let me read it to you.”
” I, Prudence Otterly, leave my house, the Cedars, to the Quaker Foundation….”
Amy’s held in breath explodes, choking in disbelief, cheeks flaming red, fists clenched.
“How could she ? Can’t be true ! Take away our home.” Tears shine on her face. She is stricken. I am numb. We gaze at our beloved garden, our cedar tree, imprinting this place forever in our memories. The birds have stopped singing.