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Writing Challenge Post#5
Set by: allimyers
Words: yellow, staircase, complacency, coffee, holiday
Word Limit: None set
What does a staircase hold? Well, that all depends what lies at the top and the bottom really. To some, it’s a weary trudge laced with complacency at the end of a working day that holds a hot bath, comfy clothing and junk food, others still a dash, each planted foot skipping two steps between as they rush home to a family, pet, or worst case scenario, bills.
This particular staircase, however, is having a quiet week as the family that utilise it are currently midway across the Pacific, jetting to their holiday destination. The peace is appreciated; a well-deserved rest for our aging friend in his worsening state. The spilling of coffee and deafening thud of their 2 young children as they tear up and down the wooden pieces that combine to make the whole takes a leave of absence, giving these stairs time to admire the surrounding oak, pale yellow curtains and cream furnishing of this well-worn suburban abode. Time that will eventually expire.