Gone Shopping

May 25, 2022 at 11:05 am 37 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 27 May 2022

Brenda Cox
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Nathan was relieved when Ella finally agreed to declutter and give their home some room to breathe. It had been a point of contention between them since time immemorial.

“Honey, I’ve got an idea,” she told her husband. “While we’re at it, why don’t you have a yard sale and earn extra money.”

“That’s really great,” Nathan replied. “I’ll set one up as soon as possible.”

That weekend, Nathan found himself busy selling stuff they didn’t need anymore. He wished Ella was around to help out with the sales and stuff, but she was gone shopping with her best friends.

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37 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  May 25, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Hopefully, she isn’t buying more things.
    Isadora 😎

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  May 25, 2022 at 1:03 pm

      isadora:

      i’m afraid she wouldn’t be able to resist all the sales this memorial day. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Frank Hubeny  |  May 25, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Nice. The reason to declutter is to go shopping.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  May 25, 2022 at 1:03 pm

      frank:

      that’s one way of looking at it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. neilmacdon  |  May 25, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    She’s discovered a permanent motion machine

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    • 8. plaridel  |  May 25, 2022 at 1:03 pm

      neil:

      i’m afraid so with a willing husband by her side. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. michael1148humphris  |  May 25, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Easy come easy go,

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  May 25, 2022 at 1:02 pm

      michael:

      you can say that again. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Iain Kelly  |  May 25, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Well played Ella! 😀

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    • 12. plaridel  |  May 26, 2022 at 8:16 am

      iain:

      she must now how to push the right buttons. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. Bill  |  May 25, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    That is what she said, why don’t “you” have a sale. Seems to be working out. 🙂

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  May 26, 2022 at 8:16 am

      bill:

      good catch! i purposely used “you” instead of “we” for effect. 🙂

      Reply
      • 15. Bill  |  May 26, 2022 at 9:34 am

        🙂

        Reply
  • 16. msjadeli  |  May 25, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    As the teacup empties it makes room for more tea…

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    • 17. plaridel  |  May 26, 2022 at 8:15 am

      msjadeli:

      such is life. 🙂

      Reply
  • 18. CGraith  |  May 26, 2022 at 3:56 am

    Very funny! But if he keeps the cash he may have a shopping spree of his own!

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    • 19. plaridel  |  May 26, 2022 at 8:15 am

      clare:

      i guess he’ll need her permission to do that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 20. GHLearner  |  May 26, 2022 at 5:04 am

    Hahah, that was funny. Decluttering never works for me either.

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    • 21. plaridel  |  May 26, 2022 at 8:14 am

      gabi:

      i know what you mean. 🙂

      Reply
  • 22. rochellewisoff  |  May 26, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    That’s the problem with decluttering. It makes room for new clutter. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 23. plaridel  |  May 27, 2022 at 9:49 am

      rochelle:

      if anything, it keeps the economy going. 🙂

      Reply
  • 24. Sandra  |  May 27, 2022 at 2:17 am

    Shopping for more stuff I guess. That’s the circle of acquisition.

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    • 25. plaridel  |  May 27, 2022 at 9:49 am

      sandra:

      i’m afraid she can’t help herself. 🙂

      Reply
  • 26. granonine  |  May 27, 2022 at 5:49 am

    Smart cookie, that Ella.

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    • 27. plaridel  |  May 27, 2022 at 9:49 am

      linda:

      she’s as good as it gets. 🙂

      Reply
  • 28. Keith's Ramblings  |  May 27, 2022 at 9:41 am

    I did that last Sunday – the sale that is, I went shopping on Monday!

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    • 29. plaridel  |  May 27, 2022 at 9:50 am

      keith:

      excellent! 🙂

      Reply
  • 30. Brenda's Thoughts  |  May 28, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Oh no, and the circle continues. Get rid of, collect more! Cute story, Plaridel!

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    • 31. plaridel  |  May 31, 2022 at 11:31 am

      brenda:

      it’s a never-ending cycle for sure. 🙂

      Reply
  • 32. Margaret  |  May 28, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    She’s shopping – of course she is. Nathan should plan for regular yard sales by the sound of it. Good story.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  May 31, 2022 at 11:31 am

      margaret:

      it’s good therapy for some. 🙂

      Reply
  • 34. draliman  |  May 29, 2022 at 9:09 am

    It’s important to declutter, otherwise there’s no room for all the new stuff.

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    • 35. plaridel  |  May 31, 2022 at 11:31 am

      draliman:

      that’s one way of looking at it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 36. Tannille  |  May 31, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Out with the old clutter, in with the new!

    Reply
    • 37. plaridel  |  May 31, 2022 at 11:30 am

      tannille:

      for some folks, it’s a habit that would be hard to get rid of. 🙂

      Reply

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