Friday Fictioneers… ANTIQUING

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 ANTIQUING…  A Drabble for FriFic

Somewhere on Maxwell Street… Chicago’s South Side…

“Come on, Cheryl, where’s your sense of adventure?”

“It’s dirty and gross here!”

“Wait till you see it. It’s beautiful. An antique!”

“Old and dirty does not antique make, Ethel. You know I don’t like used.”

“Get off your damn high horse.  Besides, there’s pork chop sandwiches, don’t try to tell me you won’t like those.”

“That’s the only reason I came. Where’s this chest of yours?  Stop!  Wait a minute… I love this!!”

“But, it’s old and dirty, plus the glass is cracked, Cheryl.”

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Ethel.”



 Love the photo of Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s writing desk, by her husband Jan Wayne Fields…. To see more stories prompted by his photo… FRIDAY FICTIONEERS



11 responses

  1. Good to see another story about Cheryl and Ethel. The story was so true!! Thanks Ted.

    1. I was going to put my E & C stories in the spoken word exhibit at the fair and forgot. Oh well… next year.

  2. Get a grip Cheryl! (Poor Ethel having to put up with that friend of hers.)

    1. Oh, Kate… don’t go “poor Etheling”… she can be a handful.

  3. Love the Ethel adventures. 🙂

    1. Thanks Coleen… hope to start writing more of them soon… and reading other’s stories.

  4. Sounds about right, Ted. I personally have never enjoyed antiquing, but on occasion I stumble upon that piece that hollers for my attention. It doesn’t matter whether it’s valuable or not, it simply needs to be loved and to be love by me.

    Thanks for the journey this week.

    Marie Gail

    1. I agree, Marie… love your ‘tip of the hat’ to the song… just so right. Think of the times you see something you love and don’t buy… then go back much later and get it (if it’s still there)… those are some of my favorite things.

  5. I’d like to see the antique this pair could agree about, but I suspect it’d be a man and they’d be fighting over who could take possession.

    1. I doubt those two would agree on much… but sometimes that’s what friendships are formed on.

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