100 Word Challenge #45
Prompt: There’s a real buzz about this place
Grimed windows, thick with dust, a door restrained by nails and wood. Stubborn prongs of weeds forcing slow cracks in mortar. Scabs of paint that flake and flutter in the wind. A plastic sign with missing letters, a tooth-decay smile, gaps marked by algae shadows and dripping streaks of rust. A dark cavern within, its stalagmites piled-up tables and chairs, the welcome mat lost beneath a drift of unread mail. In the window by the door a sellotaped cutting from a newspaper, a faded spectre of print: there’s a real buzz about this place, it says.
3 thoughts on “100WC #45 – The Age Of Austerity”
A hint of past glory. Nicely done.
Fantastic! Scabs of paint, drift of unread mail, faded spectre of print. Brilliant imagery at odds with a vibrant past. Really enjoyed it.
Loved the bit about the welcome mat lost beneath all the unread post.