In the beholders eye

Word for today – Picturesque

Hues of red and gold with the odd splash of turquoise blue and silver sashayed across the room, draped on different body shapes in different fashion patterns. It was the wedding of the year and the ‘postmenopausal women’sorry mothers of the day aka mother- of-the-brides friends were in full attendance.

Seated at the far, but strategic end of the hall, they were privy to all the comings and goings of the day and when that failed to amuse them, they did what they know best, ‘gossiped’.

“Did you hear, Yemi’s husband bought a house in London.” 

Sighing in exasperation “My dear, since she came back that’s all I’ve been hearing, the house is picturesque this picturesque that. Owning a house in London is not new someone should please tell her.”

“Honestly! What people won’t do to belong, the said picturesque house is surrounded by farms.”

“Ahhh! Farm ke?”

They all laughed.

She envied her lovely figure.

She envied her life.

She envied everyone.

And they all forgot the country was bleeding as they peeled its golden skin for selfish gains.

Copyright TJ Paris

In response to the writing challenge flash fiction for aspiring writers hosted by Priceless Joy click on the link to visit the blog. The photograph is from TJ Paris, (interesting photo can’t wait to see all the stories it inspires) and the challenge is to write a 100 – 150 words (+/- 25 words) story inspired by it. Do click on the link for other stories.

Also written for the A to Z challenge.

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