“What you been up to, Pete?”

“Not so much ‘up to’ anything. More like ‘down to’. I’ve been sleeping on a couch in the city dump.”

“How did you get to this nice place?”

“Got a job.”

“That’s good.”

“Yeah. Never again will I say I’m ‘down in the dumps,’ – At least if the new guy can keep the jobs a’comin’. I hear a lot of places are going on lock down.”

“Yep. Can you tell me where that couch is?


Submitted for Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge by Mine is short today. About eighty words. I haven’t discovered how to count words on this block editor.

Picture also by rochelle.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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9 Responses to THE DUMP

  1. shoreacres says:

    I can tell you where the word count’s hidden. If you look at the top of the editor, there’s a small case letter ‘i’ with a circle around it. Click on that, and your word count will pop up.

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