Friday Fictioneers — Gramma’s Stove


Gramma would always tell me to stay away from the stove that was set against the wall in the one room cabin that she and Grampa had up in the mountains. It was one of those old fashioned potbelly stoves that was used to heat the entire cabin. Grampa had laid a flat, thin stone atop the stove and Gramma would use its surface for cooking meals, keeping the water hot, and warming up her clothes iron.

Gramma warned me not to put my hand on top of the stove. It took only one time for me to learn why.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Valarie J. Barrett.

14 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Gramma’s Stove

  1. Dale June 15, 2019 / 7:01 am

    Funny how almost all kids are “Doubting Thomases”… don’t believe you, till they do it!
    Lovely take.

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  2. leigha66 June 15, 2019 / 10:00 am

    If we would only listen instead of testing out things we’ve been warned against, there would be a lot less pain in the world. Good story.

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  3. gahlearner June 16, 2019 / 2:54 pm

    Sometimes I wonder how we survive childhood and youth with all the stupid things we do… Beautiful story, it brings the cabin and the grandparents to life.

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    • Fandango June 16, 2019 / 10:22 pm

      I’m glad you liked it, and thanks for taking the time to let me know.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Abhijit June 17, 2019 / 11:43 pm

    Some of us learn only by experience. I would love to live in the mountain cabin though. Reads beautiful.

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