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.

PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria

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.