Aunt Dorothy, Dotty’s namesake, had come to visit.  She had hated for Dotty to marry Hank and move to the country.  To Aunt Dorothy, Hank was a hick.  He had no class, no manners, no sense of style.

Auntie tried to keep Dotty well informed.  She shared her latest delve into fashions of the current year.  Her latest rage.  Men’s fashions! 

“Oh, Dotty, you just should have seen the men modeling the most chic garments!”

Squinting her eyes, she said, “Oh, I see you have a marvelous statuette in your garden.”

“Yes,  Hank provides gorgeous art forms,” Dotty smirked quietly.


Written for submission to Friday Fictioneers, a 100 word challenge inspired by picture prompt. Thank you, Rochelle.

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

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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  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    That does look like a well-dressed scarecrow.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I think Aunt Dorothy did not see well enough to judge fashions since she could not tell a scarecrow from a piece of statuary. You are right, however, this is a very nicely dressed scarecrow. 😀

  2. Every girl’s crazy bout a sharp dressed bunch of sticks

  3. Nobbinmaug says:

    Your pair of Dorothy’s definitely have differing perspectives. That was good for a chuckle.

  4. Yinglan says:

    Haha, I quite enjoyed this one. Nicely done.

  5. Faye says:

    Well written response. Not sure about the image. Who or what is it supposed to represent or is it .Just a scarecrow.?

  6. Loved their exchange. I suppose it will soon dawn on the aunt that she’s been outsmarted by her namesake.

  7. What a delightful story. Love the pair of Dotties! God is good to put all kinds of interesting people in our lives.


  8. Iain Kelly says:

    A couple of dotty Dorothy’s! Good chuckle 🙂

  9. draliman says:

    She’ll never understand the country, where function trumps aesthetics.

  10. This is simply delightful and a welcome change from all the spooky tales this week!

    My story!

  11. Believe in the power of art.

  12. ahtdoucette says:

    Ooh, good one! I think Dotty made the better choice here. 🙂

  13. granonine says:

    This is hilarious! Either Aunt Dorothy was nearly blind, or Dotty was. . . .um. . . dotty?

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