“Mum and Dad built this place after the war,” Muriel said. “Lived in the garage, while they built the house.”
Captain Clean was very tempted to add that nothing had been thrown out since, but bit her tongue. Condescending self-righteousness never worked with hoarders. So, she stuck to the script.
“Keep or throw? Keep or throw?” “There you are,” Muriel smiled.
Captain Clean screamed, bolted and drove away.
Muriel had finally found her spare set of teeth, playing hide & seek in her husband’s old shoes.
“I could’ve handled a dead body,” she told the psychologist. “But not false teeth.”
This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wishoff Fields. PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter
Captain Clean met her match there!
Haha! False teeth in an old shoe. I do hope Muriel didn’t pop them in, in front of Captain Clean.
Nicely humorous tale, Rowena.
Ha! Isn’t it amazing what all turns up when you start to declutter?😉
LOL! That’s almost as flinchy as mine.
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This made me chuckle. We can all appreciate the ‘surprise’ of some undiscovered treasures.
Haha – Captain Clean sounds cowardly courageous! Nice light-hearted story, Rowena.
Nice to read something fun this week. I’ve used up all my tissues!
I have a severe phobia of false teeth and my cleaner has a severe phobia of spiders and I really had to talk her through it for a few weeks. My son names the spiders in residence at out place and I didn’t have to heart to move them outside despite the cleaner’s fear.
Yes. Approach with caution signs should be erected at all declutter sites.
I was going to do mine as a spider in the shoe, but I have a severe phobia of false teeth and I went with that instead.
I have found so much and the discoveries in my daughter’s room should start saving me money. She has quite a few multiples which I’ve excavated from the rubble.
That thought did cross my mind. However, she has her main set of teeth in.
BTW I can’t understand people keeping hold of their loved ones teeth after they’ve passed. As for me, they can burn!
Definitely, Iain. I can’t see her doing what she’s been told! xx Rowena
That was a hoot, Rowena!
Loved this Rowena.
Very creative and funny take on the prompt.
Thanks for the laugh! Great picture you drew 🙂
Roaring laughter! Loved it!
And that’s the whole tooth! Nice one.
Ha… being more of a hoarder myself and know that I will have to clean out my parents house soon i think that I have to become a bit Captain Clean… if there are any false teeth in the house they would be from great grandparents I think… (but I hope I will be spared from that)… but there will be old toothbrushes in odd places.
Oh dear, we all have our demons – even Captain Clean!
Yes, I very much agree. I keep mine locked away in the cupboard but every now and then, they seem to break out.
My grandfather kept his garage door shut using one of those very basic metal can openers. I’m so pleased I photographed that. That could be a great prompt for FF.