A Room with a View #amwriting

Here it is a 69F day in the beginning of January, winds howling, I’m confused. But Friday Fictioneers goes on, with much thanks to Rochelle!


A Room with a View

Mrs. Hyde-Smith: “My view shows camper vans.”

She reminds me of Eric Idle in drag. I wait, expecting more information.

She raises an eyebrow. As punctuation?

“And your point, ma’am?”

Frederick’s throat clears behind me.

“I asked for a room with a view.”

“You’ve got camper vans,” I say. “How lovely!”

Both of her eyebrows raise. “It’s nothing of the sort.”

Frederick jostles me aside to work the computer. “We’ll remedy this.”

I smile, wondering how he’s going to “remedy this” in a full seaside hotel.

He says at last, smiling vaguely, “Camper vans are lovely this time of year.”


Sascha Darlington

12 replies »

  1. Dear Sascha,

    You left me wondering how he’ll remedy the situation. Lovely dialogue. BTW We had 60’s Thursday and ice and snow by Friday night. Strange days indeed.



  2. 69 f and I feel the chill, but I warmth arriving as I read your story. Thoughts of summer holidays to come. Lovely

  3. You had me at “Eric Idle in drag.” Technically, any room with a window is going to have “a view.” Whether or not it’s a nice view is, as the cliché dictates, in the eye of the beholder.

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