I was drowning. Gasping awake, I heard sloshing and sat up to find my bedroom filled with water. I got up and waded to the window. It was sunny, no flood in sight.
The door opened and Hubert entered wearing swimming goggles. “Sir, my apologies, but breakfast will be delayed.”
“Er, yes, of course,” I stammered.
“I shall make my way to the first floor and open the door to drain the house. The plumber is on his way,” he said, swimming off.
This old mansion had fallen apart since Dad passed. I should have fixed the plumbing before upgrading the windows and doors. Damn, could I do nothing right?
An hour later, I stood outside and watched a group of plumbers march into the house. Another approached and said, “Don’t worry sir, I’ll have those eleven pipers piping as long as it takes.”
I need more words! BlogFestivus is nearly over. I’ll be glad to be able to write longer, but I’ll miss the game — and the interesting takes on the game by the other participants.
|Day||Body Count||Possible Moral|
|Day 1||0||Don’t land in a tree when parachuting with a bag full of money.|
|Day 2||2||Beware of pretty shiny things.|
|Day 3||2||Don’t let taunts get to you. Also, don’t play with explosives.|
|Day 4||1||Don’t mess with the birds.|
|Day 5||0||Fantasy doth not the place of reality take.|
|Day 6||2||Beware of falling in love with a goose.|
|Day 7||0||When a wise old witch-owl speaks, it pays to listen.|
|Day 8||7||Eat lightly and carry a big sword.|
|Day 9||301||Don’t attend a party hosted by someone who welds doors.|
|Day 10||0||Don’t underestimate your own strength.|
|Day 11||0||Don’t put the windows before the plumbing. Or, water always wins.|