Mondays Finish the Story: What Will the Neighbors Think?

statues ofbison and warrior in front of barn
Copyright Barbara W. Beacham

“The neighbors were not happy about my choice of yard art.”

“So you’ve said.”

“I’m afraid you don’t understand the gravity of the situation, dear.  Having one’s yard suddenly filled with oddments is not an ideal situation.”

“How many times do you want me to apologize?” Ava demanded.  “Besides, it will be gone tonight.  I’ve already made the arrangements.”

“And, of course, no-one would believe me that it just appeared there overnight!  Why, Mrs. McGuffins said–”

“Mrs. McGuffins can go jump in a pond.”

Language, dear!”

“Now you listen to me, Bethy. Your problem is that you are simply too concerned with what others say when it really makes not one whit of difference.  You ought to cut loose and live a bit.  It’d do you a world of good.”

“Well, dear, I’m sure you can live all you like.  But couldn’t you reconsider using my home as a dropping-off post?  After all, what will the neighbors think?”


This post is part of the weekly blogging event Mondays Finish the Stories!  If you write, I encourage you to check it out, it’s loads of fun. And if you like to read flash fiction, the same goes!

I left it almost to the last minute this week, but I managed to squeeze it in!  Feels good since I had no time to participate the past few weeks.  Hopefully things will slow down in a few weeks, and I can pick up writing again.

As always, constructive criticism would be wonderful. 🙂


9 thoughts on “Mondays Finish the Story: What Will the Neighbors Think?

  1. OK, this might seem a bit weird but… the part of your story where Ava is chastising Bethy for worrying too much about what others think made me think of something my grandma always used to say. She would say, “I used to worry about what people thought of me; until I realized how seldom they actually did.”
    Your character, Ava, is my hero for the day. Thanks for sharing her.

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