At last, it’s done.

Ah! Yes, it’s all done.

Everything she had on her list to finish was ticked. Cathy was just glad that now she could just lay back and enjoy few moments of peace and quiet.

The house was clean, dinner cooked and she had even managed to wrap the presents before the family was due to arrive. Her living room smelled nice and fresh with the new pine scented diffuser she had bought.

The front door bell rang. She was puzzled, it wasn’t time yet. She got up to see who was at the door.

A surprise visit from her brother and his family, and they brought their 2 year old dog, Maxi with them too. Within a few minutes the living room was in shambles, the carpet had muddy paw prints all over it and the kids were bouncing on the sofa kicking the cushions like a ball.

Well, It was good while it lasted, but better to have a noisy, messy home than a silent and clean one.


The photo below is from Leyne @

(For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows the crossed legs and feet of a woman seated with her legs stretched out in front of her. The photo is shot from the perspective of the woman looking into the room.)

Written in response to FFFC # 148, hosted by Fandango



42 thoughts on “At last, it’s done.

  1. I really enjoyed your story Sadje and I agree that houses are made to be lived in and they are not truly happy being used as a showcase. The brother should have wiped off the paws of his dog if he had any consideration at all.

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