Friday Fictioneers — The Veranda

img_1193“Oh Lordy, it’s hot out here,” Maranda complained.

“Yes it is,” said Scarlet, “But it’s cooler out here on the veranda than it is inside the house.” She picked up a little bell on the small, round table between their chairs. As soon as she rang it, a black man in a white tuxedo appeared on the Veranda. “Ben,” Scarlet said. “Will you bring us two mint juleps.”

“Right away, Miss Scarlet,” Ben said.

“And see about getting that fan to work,” she added.

“That old fan ain’t worked since we got the house back after the yankee soldiers left.”

100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Image credit: Yarnspinnerr.

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Veranda

  1. baddadcartoons101 April 13, 2018 / 10:13 am

    They certainly hold on to that statement – the south shall rise again! And Trump gets them one step closer!

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  2. gahlearner April 13, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    Looks like they went right back to the same old… Ben should just pour that drink over their heads.

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  3. Sight11 April 14, 2018 / 1:06 am

    I thought you will go with Colonialism theme. Well civil wars work.

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  4. James McEwan April 16, 2018 / 4:21 am

    “Why,” said Maranda, “would he say such a thing, can’t we be forgetting them Yankees.”
    “I’ve been done with them, Maranda,” said Scarlet. “They’ve gone with wind as far as I’m concerned – my it is darn hot.”

    I just laughed reading this and couldn’t help myself – Well done.

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  5. granonine April 16, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Ah, Tara. I’m guessing there were lots of things not working well after the Yankees left 🙂

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