A Piece of America
For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 19 June 2015
It was a lighting fixture that Ella’s father bought from the flea market.
Although it was too stylish for their circumstances, it didn’t stop him from installing it in their third floor apartment in Brooklyn. At the time, it represented the only piece of America that he owned.
His father was a doctor in Poland when the communists forced them to become refugees in America. Unable to practice his profession, he took whatever jobs he could find.
Ella who eventually became a doctor herself now thought its rich brass tone would fit nicely in their new home in Long Island.