Fiction: Spoiled

Lillie McFerrin Writes

She came in checked her refrigerator, everything she bought was smelling so bad she could not bear to keep the door of the refrigerator open  any longer.

She was hungry, there was nothing in her kitchen she could cook, how did this happen she could not  understand, she remembers  putting all her groceries neatly in the refrigerator, she had barely placed the grocery when she heard  a loud noise.

She hurriedly went where the noise came from, when she reached the courtyard she found her husband lying on his stomach with a pool of blood, what happened who did this was the question she asked herself, when she opened her eyes she found herself in a hospital bed with a group of physicians staring at her.

She sat up but they gently laid her on the bed and indicated she needed rest.

How many days ago she was in that state she did not know, all she knows she is at home all the food she bought was spoiled, tears came down her cheeks as she was hungry, and there was nothing for her to eat, tired and exhausted she fell asleep, she dreamed all kinds of delicious foods  was in front of her, when she tried to pick something to eat, she felt a strong arm holding her hand and said, “Wait my darling there are people waiting to join you, look around, they are all here!”


DP Daily Prompt: Wronged Objects

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If your furniture , appliances, and other inanimate objects at home had feelings and emotions, to which item would you owe the biggest apology?

There is quite a number to choose from, in my opinion the refrigerator is the most used item in my house, we expect it to work 24/7 yet we do not take care of it as we should.

Two days ago my fridge shut itself off, I guess it wanted us to feel its importance, and thought we must know what will happen to us if it’s out of order.

I immediately got rid of a lot of food items to lighten its load, some vegetables inside were rotting, there were a whole bunch of herbs I didn’t know about, they were removed.

I did not want the milk to spoil, my daughter, took out the carton and boiled it to avoid the possibility of rotting.

I also called the repair man to check the appliance, the man came the following day, checked it, his verdict, “there’s nothing wrong with your refrigerator.”

It took eighty four dollars and sixty-nine cents to find out the fridge was fine.

I thought the fact that we removed a lot of things, such as sauces, empty bottles, rotting vegetables, the appliance turned itself on.

The lesson I learned is we cannot take anything for granted even if it’s an inanimate object,I owe my refrigerator the biggest apology!

DP Daily Prompts: To Do? Done!

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Quickly list five things you’d like to  to change in your life. Now write a post about a day in your life once all five have been crossed off your to-do list.

Here is a list of five things I’d like to change in my life:

1. unclutter my clothes closet.

2. Fix the basement.

3. change the living room furniture.

4. clean out the refrigerator.

5. Read the books I have in my shelf.

My clothes closet looks half decent. I put my clothes in order, the ones I won’t wear I  put aside for the clothes line people to come and pick up.

I have ordered new furniture to replace the old ones. I’ll call habitat for humanity to pick up the old furniture on Monday.

I am hoping the refrigerator can be cleaned in a day.

Reading the books will take a lot more time,I’ve already started one of them, hopefully I may finish reading them in a couple of months.

So about four months from now I’ll have a decent looking clothes closet, I’ll start getting rid of the unimportant things in the basement.

In a week’s time the furniture store will send the furniture we ordered.They are responsible to unpack and put them where we want.

I have to take out all the food out of the refrigerator clean it and put back only the ones that are in good shape.

Once four things on my list are crossed off my to-do list. I’d relax and start reading the books I haven’t read yet.