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Photo prompt curtsy of Jean L Hays

Hello Mrs Gaffney, I have taken the liberty of boxing up your usual salad along with two hard boiled eggs. We have had a delivery of fresh bread and cheese, and the first of the new seasons olive oil has arrived. If you want to check out the shelves I will be boxing up your daughters usual order. Her son Jamie came in earlier, said that you was helping them out till his father gets out of jail. You know I still can’t get over his conviction. The whole town knows he is innocent.

At present I am struggling to give feedback, hopefully it is a passing phase. So I am grateful to all who read and take the time to comment.

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  1. Dale

    Sounds like the local store where everyone knows everyone.

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is just what I was aiming for, thank you Dale

  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Hopefully the town can rally and get him out of jail.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Now that would need another story, thank you Rochelle

  3. Alice Audrey

    Of course the first thing I want to know is what he’s in for.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I also wondered that, perhaps one day I will find out. Thank you Alice

  4. Abhijit Ray

    In small town everyone helps out other person. Nice practice.

    1. Michael Humphris

      That you Abhijit

  5. draliman

    Everyday life in a small town.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Indeed that is what I was aiming for. Thank you

  6. granonine

    “Where everybody knows your name.” You packed a lot of story into that little paragraph.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Linda,

  7. Keith's Ramblings

    …but is he really innocent I wonder!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I think that he probably is, but I struggled to get clarity on that.

  8. Violet Lentz

    Nicely told.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Violet… When writing this story I did feel that I wanted more clarity on why he was incarcerated, but I found that I could not develope that area of the story. Perhaps one day, another prompt will open the door for me.

  9. Liz Young

    Totally believable chat from a storekeeper.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Liz. As an ex storekeeper I have experienced a lot of social chatter.

  10. Shirley McCann

    Sounds like a great small town like the one I grew up in. Great take on this prompt.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I did envisage a small town with a cohesive environment, I am so pleased that came over. Thank you Shirley for your comment

  11. Sandra

    Life goes on as usual, despite everything.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It certainly does, which pleases me. Thank you Sandra

  12. plaridel

    i wonder why his family deserves such generosity. it must be something he has done previously.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I think that you are right plaridel, thank you for your comment.

  13. The Writer's Village

    Nice sense of place using the dialogue.
    Nice work.


    1. Michael Humphris

      So pleased that you commented, it is really appreciated

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