Weekend Writing Prompt — Ramshackle

“My great granddaddy built that place by hand in his youth,” Billy said, pointing to the ramshackle log cabin. “It was once a thing of beauty, but, between neglect and the ravages of time, it’s crumbling.”

“Is it beyond repair?” Sara asked.

“I think it’s a teardown,” Billy said.

“That’s so symptomatic of what’s wrong with society,” Sara said. “Rather than trying to hold onto the past, we choose to raze it and build something new in its place. That’s such a shame.”

Billy swallowed hard and said, “Fine, I’ll do my best to salvage the place.

(Exactly 97 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “ramshackle.”

Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (between), Word of the Day Challenge (symptomatic), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (swallow).

10 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — Ramshackle

  1. Sadje September 18, 2021 / 11:16 pm

    I think Sara is right, we need to preserve the past. Good take

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nope, Not Pam September 19, 2021 / 2:25 am

    She’s a hard taskmaster 🤨

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bill September 21, 2021 / 1:37 am

    Nice story. But just look, a little paint and it’ll be fine.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. leigha66 September 27, 2021 / 1:32 pm

    He has got a major project to get that back in shape. Good take on the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

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