Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who hosts Friday Fictioneers. Each week Rochelle chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing.
The Way Forward
I gasped in delight at the sight of the small outbuilding half-hidden by dense foliage at the end of the overgrown garden.
“It’s a dump,” my fiancé replied.
I turned slowly and looked at him.
He answered the question in my eyes.
“This whole place is a nightmare. There’s no way we’re going to be living here.”
I gazed over his shoulder at the dilapidated house, surrounded by a tangle of trees and bushes. Where I saw potential, he saw nothing but disintegration.
“You’re absolutely right, I said.”
Sometimes, it only takes a moment to realise the inevitable.