“I know she’s in rough shape,” the man said, “but I got a mechanic who can tow her to his shop and get her up and running again. Prolly take him three or four days.”
“What do you want for it?” Jesse asked.
“Hmm,” the man said. “For the tow, the parts and labor, and for new tires, prolly cost about two grand. Eight more for the bus for an even ten.”
“I’ll take it. It’s perfect,” Jesse said.
“Are you planning to take a road trip?”
“Nope. I’m going to convert it. You’re looking at my new tiny house.”
Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.
“There’s been a complication,” Larry said. “I’ve got a few leftover peg thingies, and I’m short a few of these screw thingies. And I can’t get this last piece to fit properly.”
“There’s nothing complicated about this,” Anita said. “You just have to follow the instructions, step by step. Can’t you follow simple instructions?”
“I have been following the ‘simple’ instructions and I’ve been at this for three hours and now I’m going to have to go back and start from scratch,” Larry groused.
“Seriously?” Anita said. “It looks like you’ve got most of it put together.”
“Yeah, that’s what I thought,” said Larry, “but I messed up somewhere.”
“Should I call my father?” Anita asked. “He’s a mechanical engineer.”
“No way,” insisted Larry. “I’ll figure out how to put this damn crib together without help from your father. But I tell you what. We’re never buying another piece of furniture from IKEA ever again.”
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “complication.”