Thanks to dear Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Lisa Fox for the photo.
The winter’s night looks deep and dark through my kitchen window. My kitchen is warm and cosy, home-made scones cool on the table, infusing the room with buttery fragrance.
Too cold to go out to the polling station now. Anyway what’s the point? My vote makes no difference. My responsible self says, think of those campaigners.
I will vote now. The path to the polling station is deserted, only sound is my footsteps crunching on the gritted surface. The polling station’s silence is punctured by the two whispering tellers.
‘Here’s your ballot paper.’
December 7, 2021 at 12:42 am
I’m sitting here in my fuzzy snuggly hoodie enjoying the warmth of your words. 😀 I do have to wonder about that ballot paper. 😉
December 6, 2021 at 5:12 pm
I enjoyed reading and imagining being in that kitchen. Sounds wonderful. I love your funny ending also 🙂
December 5, 2021 at 8:14 pm
glad she went in to exercise her right to vote. 🙂
December 6, 2021 at 11:55 am
Thanks for your feedback Plaridel. I agree, our vote is important.
December 4, 2021 at 6:03 pm
I particularly like “home-made scones cool on the table, infusing the room with buttery fragrance.” It’s a lovely detail that makes her kitchen real, while at the same time pointing up the reason for her reluctance to go and vote. And the fact that she went after all gives us a happy ending.
December 6, 2021 at 12:01 pm
Thanks so much for your comment Penny, much appreciated. It was a very cold night when I wrote the story, and I did go and vote !
December 4, 2021 at 11:56 am
It’s great how she reasons with herself and comes to her decision and accepts a little discomfort. Every vote counts.
December 6, 2021 at 12:07 pm
Thanks for your comment Gabi. I do agree that every vote counts.
December 4, 2021 at 7:39 am
I like their thought processes deciding whether to go and vote. At least there will be nice scones for when they come home!
December 6, 2021 at 12:12 pm
Thank you Ali, I’m pleased you liked the story. Yes, scones to come back to !
December 3, 2021 at 4:56 pm
Oh yes. How things change. Well done.
December 6, 2021 at 12:15 pm
Thanks Bill, glad you liked the story.
December 6, 2021 at 4:42 pm
December 3, 2021 at 3:42 pm
Lovely sensory detail to this
December 6, 2021 at 12:19 pm
Thanks Neil, I appreciate your comment.