This is the first of the month, so there’s a new Hot Flash on my Hot Flashes page. A Hot Flash is a tiny little story, 50 words or fewer.
I’m a messy person. Mom used to call it “Portland”, after the part of Louisville where she then I grew up. Portland people may be neat or they may be messy, but they generally are savers. Not hoarders, but savers. We save bits of string, and may never use them or may use them creatively.
As an example, we got hold of one of those hollow-core doors from somewhere and saved it. When we needed a gate to the back yard, we hinged that baby and used the door for a gate. Saved buying a gate. Looked like hell, but it served the purpose.
ANYWAY, my office looks like a paper-recycle bin blew up. So Charlie (who is also from Portland) installed a set of doors he got when he replaced them for somebody. But they have panes in them, so he could see my mess, which offended him. His messes don’t. You understand. I certainly understand.
So then he installed these curtains.
A rod on the top and a rod on the bottom, a rod pocket at each end of each curtain.
Lets light through, but not unsightly mess.
And the bonus is this doorknob.
Ain’t that a beaut? No key to the keyhole. And someday I’ll clean up the office and show it to you. Yeah, and pigs may fly.
This has been part of Thursday Doors, the brainchild of Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Visit his wonderful site, view his truly superior photographs, and click on the blue frog link to enter a world of doors.
A WRITING PROMPT BASED ON MY POST: A character needs to hide a mess.