And So The Wheel Turns …

Below is my first contribution to Velvet Verbosity. The prompt for 100 words #371 is Mill.

Genre: Fiction


And So The Wheel Turns

‘We could restore it,’ said Pete.
Emily looked at the huge, dilapidated mill-wheel and crumbling stone walls.
‘I want a home,’ she said. ‘Not a project.’
‘You won’t have to worry about the work. I’ll do that,’ he said.
She bit her tongue, knowing how he never got round to fixing anything. Their home was full of things that didn’t work. He would huff for days if she said anything.
‘Picture it,’ he said, taking her hand.
He reeked of pot. Emily pictured it all too clearly.
She shook off his hand, wondering what she had ever seen in him.

©Siobhán McNamara

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9 Responses to And So The Wheel Turns …

  1. Sweet clarity for Emily. Maybe some tough times ahead for Pete. Excellent use of the prompt, Siobhan.


  2. Carrie says:

    At least she figured it out before she was trapped into a life with him…unless she IS trapped and this is a wake up call 🙂


  3. sandraconner says:

    Oh, my, she’s in a mess, huh? But I love that line: “I want a home, not a project.” Hope she runs fast and far.


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