For this challenge, Christine asks us to write a story in just 6 minutes inspired by the photo below. If you’d like to join, follow the link at the bottom of this post.
Amanda was an only child and had moved out of her family home 9 years and 4 months ago leaving many of her personal items behind.
At first, her excuse not to take them was because of her tiny efficiency off-campus apartment.
Then, she graduated and moved across the country.
And two years ago, she got married and had a child.
Every time her mother expressed a desire to ‘clean up’ Amanda’s old room, she absolutely refused for anyone else to ‘rummage’ through “her memories”.
Finally, her mom and dad decided to sell their family home and buy a motorhome for doing some long ‘wished for’ traveling.
Her mom boxed up every little item including stuffed animals, dried up hair conditioner, and a deflated balloon from Amanda’s 17th birthday.
When Amanda received the hastily packed box ‘postage due’ she had a hissy fit. Everything clearly had been dumped into it!
Inside the box, she found this note:
Here are the “memories” that you’ve somehow forgotten. There was absolutely no rummaging involved in the packing of this box. Consider the price of ‘postage due‘ the accumulated storage fee that was accruing for 9 years. No need to thank us for the family discount price.
You’re welcome just the same.
Mom and Dad
10 thoughts on “Simply 6 Minutes- 1-17-23- Spoiled Much?”
Amanda has some really sarcastic parents, loved your story Susan.
Thanks, Jim. Glad to see them smarten up! Better late than never. LOL
I know that “Don’t touch my stuff!” feeling…
Yeah. But this story’s theme presses the long-distance limit of that. LOL Thanks.
I suppose it does… 🤣
Wow, perfect! It almost sounds like this happened to you firsthand! When my daughter moved out her room was the same thing, a mess and cluttered with “nothing”. And it did take moving for her to clean up most of it. In the end, she did tell me she had everything she wanted and I should just throw the rest away. I could’ve sent the bill!
LOL… my attic is still a mess! My daughter has her own house and has been married for seventeen years. The ‘out of sight, out of mind’ principle has contributed to the situation too. Thanks!
Reblogged this on Stine Writing and commented:
Susan has a solution for the empty-nesters!
Lol! Great story Susan!
😁 Always a pleasure to hear from you, Carol. ❤