She woke feeling disorientated, fighting the blur to pin exactly where she was. That’s right the old house was finally hers despite all the skeptical comments and harsh judgments. She had ploughed on determinedly to purchase this lovely old place as her home and to establish a bookstore in this tiny backwater.
Her dream was finally coming to fruition. After all the dismal obstacles of lockdown, losing her partner and then her job she’d decided to save her job seeker allowance and all the governments covid bonuses. Now was the time to step out of paid employment and initiate her own venture, to become self-sufficient and finally prove that she could do it!
She’d always been practical and liked a bit of home renovation. With a few coats of paint, installing loads of bookshelves, some strategic lighting it would work well. The bones of the building were solid. And the plumbing and electrical had been updated prior to going on the market, so the rest was just cosmetic.
The location was ideal, situated just off the main street in her preferred rural town. A completely new start since her heart had been broken, lockdown had given her the time to deal with her demons, grieve and grow. Opportunity had offered the right conditions to liberate herself. As the sun finally rose, she was starting to understand.
Writing Prompt: write a short story (up to 500 words)
starting with the sentence: ‘She woke‘ and finishing with:
‘As the sun finally rose, she was starting to understand.’