Razing The Majestic

0FA7C205-B34D-443B-A7E9-5C288AA8FCA0Georgia turned away from the window, tears welling up in her eyes. “I can’t believe that the city is razing the old Majestic Theater in order to build luxury condominiums. It makes me feel so tristful.”

“Tristful? What the hell does that mean, Georgia?” Edgar asked.

“Oh, you’re so pathetic,” Georgia said. “It means sad or sorrowful. And that’s how I feel about what they’re doing to the old Majestic.”

You, my dear, are such a drama queen, Edgar said. “And when did you start speaking in such a highfalutin manner? Why not just say it makes you sad. Tristful? Really?”

“Do you realize, Edgar, that the building that houses the Majestic is nearly a century old?” Georgia said. “I think we need to march on City Hall tomorrow to repudiate the actions of the mayor and the city council. They are not being consistent in their designation of historical sites, and the Majestic certainly qualifies as one.”

“Well, I can’t go tomorrow, Georgia,” Edgar said. “I have an appointment with my urologist about how best to treat my kidney stones.”


Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge prompt, where the three things are “kidney,” “window,” and “drama.” Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (tristful), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (highfalutin, The Daily Spur (manner), Word of the Day Challenge (nearly), Your Daily Word Prompt (repudiate), and Daily Addictions (consistent).

6 thoughts on “Razing The Majestic

  1. Taswegian1957 August 27, 2019 / 12:21 am

    I’m with Georgia. Razing lovely old theatres makes me feel not only tristful but mad.

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    • Marleen August 27, 2019 / 3:02 am

      Mad, I tell ya’!

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  2. leigha66 August 27, 2019 / 9:18 pm

    Funny how real life popped in at the end. Good story!

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