“Those are mid-century antiques… Be very very careful when dusting.”, Anna’s new employer’s warned.
Anna’s job was to dust all the beautiful furniture ,expensive and fragile china , sparkling crystals, and rare collectibles that filled her employer’s home- Evermore manor. Anna’s eyes sparkled more than the crystals. She had worked her way up -from cleaning toilets to antiques.
“You are so lucky. You have soooooo many pretty things M’lady”, Anna gushed.
Lady Macbeth’s smile was vacant. Anna saw that her eyes – duller than the soil that once held her diamonds – reflected none of the sparkle she owned but an unfathomable void.
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This exactly 100 word story is written in response to the 100 word photo challenge posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Field each week. PHOTO PROMPT G.L. MacMillan.
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