Idaho came crashing down with the birth of Janet. Molly, her mother, sighed as the little girl dismantled her magnets.
Her refrigerator door was covered in them: dead presidents, parts of the United States, charities, suicide hotlines, pieces of little jokes scattered here and there.
Now it was bare, so was the inside of it. Cash was thinner than the air, in a suffocating kitchen without A/C in the middle of July.
The desert stretched before them, deserted because of a year long drought.
But, at least Molly had saved her magnets and memories and mementos, if not the house.
Drew Martyn about 5 years ago
An excellent drabble. I really loved the idea of giving a glimpse into her life through the magnets on the fridge, brilliant. Another excellent piece of work, thanks.
Richard Charles Davidson about 5 years ago
Good job! Good drabble!
Bryan Thomas about 5 years ago
Hey! What have you done with Olivia?! ;o) Great stuff, Elizabeth.
Horrorshow almost 5 years ago
Great concept, wonderfully executed.
D.M. almost 5 years ago
'Really enjoyed this! The array of magnets provide interesting metaphors.