Friday Fictioneers Writing Prompt: The Old House



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The Old House 


I waited, remembered when we were kids. We would meet here at the old battered down house in the forest. You were the only boy I liked. We would play Cowboys and Indians and make up stories that the house was haunted.

Years later, you arrive here again, take my hand. Our wedding rings rub off each other. No longer are we two young boys playing Cowboys and Indians but men with a house to fix up. Our first home since our wedding. And by god, it looks like one hell of a job so we best get to work.

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49 comments on “Friday Fictioneers Writing Prompt: The Old House

  1. shivamt25 says:

    The house is no longer haunted. That was very romantic!

  2. Moon says:

    That was so romantic and so very well written, Lisa.🙂
    I wish the young men nothing but the very best.

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    My marriage advice – don’t kick off with a major house renovation, it will only lead to arguments! 🙂 Lovely piece of writing.

  4. Dale says:

    That was lovely, indeed, Lisa!

  5. That was a great little story. You conveyed so much in so few words. Well done.

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  6. plaridel says:

    a fixer upper is a good start. if anything, it can’t get any worse. 🙂

  7. goroyboy says:

    What a wonderful human story with more memories to be made

  8. draliman says:

    Good luck to them, I always fancied doing up a house but decided I was too lazy 🙂

  9. I think they’ve got their work cut out fixing this house. Lovely story.

  10. subroto says:

    Starting a marriage with home renovations? Somebody give these boys a medal. Just kidding, nicely done.

  11. yarnspinnerr says:

    A lovely positive take. Enjoyed this.

  12. pennygadd51 says:

    What a strikingly positive story. The narrator sounds as though he’s rarin’ to go! It makes me so happy that you’ve written a story that speaks to the heart about the love in a gay marriage, showing that it’s just as real and strong and constructive as in straight marriage.
    Lovely piece of work!

  13. gahlearner says:

    This is so romantic and peaceful. They love the place and it has so many good memories for them. They’ll love renovating… until they get to that portal in the basement. 😉

  14. Love the memories from childhood, the romance and a future filled with optimism. Hope their house renno goes smoothly for it can quickly take off some of the gloss of love.

  15. Dear Lisa,

    Sweet story.



  16. granonine says:

    Great story, lots of warmth and emotion. However, starting life together by renovating a house? Hoo, boy. Maybe not such a great idea 🙂

  17. It sounds as though they bought a place they both cherish. That alone, is worth a lot. I like his attitude too. Great story, Lisa.

  18. Laurie Bell says:

    Lovely ! I love the memories in this. So romantic

  19. k rawson says:

    I love this happily ever after!

  20. Cute story but I agree, a major house renovation is going to test anyone’s patience

  21. James McEwan says:

    Lovely, there is nothing like your first home.

  22. Lynn Love says:

    Ah, that’s so lovely. They’ve come full circle together. Lovely story

  23. Lisa, wonderfully done. I always love the ideas of once friends finding that their friendship has grown into something else.

  24. A nicely told story.Well done.

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