Friday Fictioneers — The Dollhouse

“I know it’s around here somewhere,” Donna said. “My grandparents once owned this land.”

Bill, Donna’s husband, was hot, sweaty, and losing his patience. “We’ve been walking through these woods for hours, Donna, and I’m getting eaten alive by mosquitoes.

“Bill, I know we’re close. Let’s keep looking for another half hour. If we can’t find it by then, we’ll head back to the car.”

“Fine,” Bill begrudgingly said. Then he stopped and pointed to a small structure between the trees. “Is that it?”

Donna ran to the structure. “Yes, Bill, this is the dollhouse grandfather built for my mother.”

(100 words)


Written for the Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Alicia Jamtaas.

27 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Dollhouse

  1. Mason Bushell June 18, 2021 / 6:35 am

    The recovery of special items to us has the deepest feelings. Good story, Fandango. Well done.

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  2. Shweta Suresh June 18, 2021 / 7:46 am

    I’m glad they found it before the mosquito bites became absolutely intolerable! Great take, Fandango

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  3. Susan St.Pierre June 18, 2021 / 8:01 am

    The old-timers built everything to last, didn’t they?
    I fear only plastic bags will be our discoverable legacy. 😉
    Nice take.

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    • Fandango June 18, 2021 / 11:52 am

      Yes, the dollhouse even survived years being ravaged by Mother Nature. Plastic bags…a whole nother story. 🙁

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Nicole Horlings June 18, 2021 / 9:04 am

    Oh, how lovely. It’s so nice to find back things that have such a nostalgic significance.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango June 18, 2021 / 12:04 pm

      Yes it is. They bring back memories. Hopefully fond memories.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. James McEwan June 18, 2021 / 3:05 pm

    A lovely story illustrating our curiosity for family memories and past events of our parents.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. GHLearner June 18, 2021 / 3:17 pm

    A beautiful story. That grandfather must have been a wonderful dad.

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  7. Nobbinmaug June 19, 2021 / 11:04 am

    That must be a hell of a well-built dollhouse to last out there all those years.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. msjadeli June 20, 2021 / 8:22 pm

    Feels like there is at least a kernel of truth in your story, Fandango. He is a good spouse by indulging in his wife’s search.

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