It’s Friday and time for Friday Fictioneers to spin their tales of 100 words.   I look eagerly for the photo prompt each week.  Will it inspire a masterpiece from me or will it stump me?  It’s always a challenge.  Our host is Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright-Björn Rudberg

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright-Björn Rudberg

Maryanne climbed up the ladder.  It was her castle, her pie in the sky. She couldn’t believe her luck finding it.  She piled her goodies in the corner, treasures she found in back alleys.

She sat down with a heavy sigh, letting her breath out with a big whoosh.

“I have a place for the winter!”

She pinched herself.  It was still hard to believe. She rose in a daze. From the pile, she got faded blue curtains to put over the windows.  The quilt was old, heavy and warm.

She sank to her knees. “Thank you God!” She whispered.



About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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19 Responses to PIE IN THE SKY

  1. Looks so beautiful there

  2. Where did she stash her shopping cart and cardboard boxes?
    Lucky her to have such castle for a winter retreat. I hope she won’t go hungry though.

    • hafong says:

      She stashed them under the tree behind some bushes. She hopes to find soup kitchen if she can’t find food other ways. Necessity makes us resourceful. 🙂


  3. A house like that could be a castle for the homeless..I’m so glad she made it hers, and hope that she can stay.. Winters can be hard

  4. Sandra says:

    No place like home, and this sounds like home for her. Nice one.

  5. Sarah Ann says:

    Now who left that ladder lying around? I hope she pulled it up behind her.

  6. Dear Lily,

    What a lovely find for her. Nicely done.



  7. ahtdoucette says:

    This is such a touching a story and a reminder of how often we take the little things for granted.

  8. Lily, Lovely story. I once read that, in the U.S. at least, the poor can usually find some place to get food, so they should look to other needs. Wonderful thing she found shelter for the winter. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

  9. Nan Falkner says:

    A homeless lady finding this house for the winter? Excellent idea and a perfect fit! Hope she enjoys it! Nan

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