Friday Fictioneers: Rewired

The Photo prompt this week may be a blast from the past for many of the Fictioneers, but it is a new challenge to me. My story based on this photo follows below.

±100 words based on this Photo prompt © Mary Shipman

Genre: Fiction
Word Count: 100

Eddie stopped just inside the doorway of the ramshackle house and took a slow look up, down and around. A group of six sparrows flew off in different directions through the exposed roof trusses over what must have been the dining room.

“What a clusterf—k this is gonna be to rewire,” he thought to himself. Eddie ducked under a broken piece of molding and cautiously walked from room to room.

As bad as it looked, it smelled worse.

“I hope that it is just a dead animal,” he thought. “I don’t need any drama in my life today.”

  9 comments for “Friday Fictioneers: Rewired

  1. June 23, 2014 at 3:27 AM

    Allan, Thank you for not going into detail on the smell as I just ate lunch. 🙂 Well written. Someone would have to start almost from scratch in a house like that. It first needs a clean-up crew. A book on what you’ve found in those houses would be interesting and would probably be a best seller. People are curious. Well done. 🙂 —Susan

  2. June 21, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    A group of six sparrows flew off in different directions Love this line

  3. June 21, 2014 at 3:23 AM

    When you are remodeling an older house, you can uncover the worst things in the world – people will hide lots of things in a house. Good story, Thanks! Nan 🙂

    • June 21, 2014 at 5:42 AM

      Thanks for your comment, Nan, you have jogged my memory about things found during remodels. I have found some interesting stuff over the years—I might write a post about them someday.

  4. June 20, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    One word: matches!

  5. June 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Nice one, I would be hoping for dead animals also. I am afraid I wouldn’t be thinking drama though.

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