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Built To Last

June 20, 2014 28 comments

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers! This week our lovely hostess Rochelle is taking a break so the prompt is from long ago – long before my time at Friday Fictioneers as well.

The photo has apparently defied all attempts at enlargement, but appears to be of a house under construction or renovation, and was contributed by Mary Shipman. I managed to resist my first urge, which was to have a body discovered in the wall.

To read all the other stories this week, click on Bracken, the little blue frog.


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Copyright Mary Shipman

Work at the construction site was in full swing. Carpenters, plumbers, electricians – all scurried around with planks, pipes and wires.

“Two inch planks here, Frank.” The contractor pointed at a doorway.

“That’s not really up to code…”

“I’m not made of money!” joked the contractor.

“Uh, boss?” asked the plumber. “There’s some mistake, this pipe is lead-lined…”

“Got a great deal on that pipe!” laughed the contractor.

“Ten gauge wire into this fuse box,” the contractor told the electrician.

“Twelve, boss, surely?”

Ten, Mark.”

The contractor was pleased. The new children’s home would be completed on time, and well under budget.