An Easy Build

The manual had said “easy-build” and “ready to occupy in only 3 hours” but after 4 years and 77 hours, Bob was becoming more than a little bit fed up.

It was Fanny’s idea, they’d talked about building an extension for years but the money hadn’t exactly been rolling in.

But then she’d seen an advert for flat packed, “build it yourself” homes and decided there and then that her dreams had been answered.

She’s dead now, of course, her nagging body being used as a pivotal role in the foundations.

By the front door.

Where you wipe your feet.



Submitted for Friday Fictioneers photo prompt. See if you can write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words.

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24 thoughts on “An Easy Build

  1. That gives me an idea, Mrs appropriateadult is after a conservatory……….

    …and your story was rather good too!

  2. Wow. There’s nothing more scary than a DIY-er mixing concrete. Clever story.

  3. Adam Ickes says:

    He should have told her no outright. A build-it-yourself home kit sounds like a recipe for disaster.

  4. troy P. says:

    I’m sure Fanny would be proud – nice twist.

  5. Great story!!! Love the outcome…he he! 🙂

  6. helenmidgley says:

    Ha ha, very good 🙂

  7. MissTiffany says:

    Haha, nice little twist there at the end.

  8. Nan Falkner says:

    Are you saying she nagged too much – or that it was her idea for house in a box? Good story and funny/scary!

  9. Ha.. that was one way to end the nagging..

  10. Dear Mr. Binks,

    Those do-it-yourself kits are always a recipe for marital strife. Dark but funny.



  11. “Where you wipe your feet”…damn, that’s harsh.

  12. Talk about stepping all over someone or, on the other side, being a door mat…


  13. atrm61 says:

    Ha!ha!Loved how you went on sedately at first,then built up pace and finished with 3 master strokes-great story telling,loved it:-)

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