This week’s 200 word maximum writing prompt for the KGUA radio Monday Morning Writer’s Hour for July 13, 2021 is the one word title – Again!? That’s it. C’est toute!
So, I messed around and have 184 words for you!
She just showed up again. I thought she was gone, gone for good. But here she was back wondering if the room above the garage out back was still free.
“It is,” we smiled, “but there is only a hot plate. The shower works pretty well.
She was just looking to start over. The details were sketchy. A lost job. Roommate issues. She promised, “I won’t be here long, just til I get back on my feet.”
Over the next two weeks, we rarely saw her. She had no car but walked the mile into town looking for work. Since the pandemic in March, Hannaford’s grocery was the one consistent place to find a job. After her references were checked, she was hired as a cashier for 12 hour shifts on the weekends.
Even so, she still couldn’t afford a place here in this wealthy seacoast community. She asked if she could just stay in the room above the garage for a little longer, til she found a roommate.
Again, we nodded yes. You see, she was us some forty years ago in Tempe.