Title: Greystone Dreams
Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Word count: 155 words
Lizzy trembled and checked her phone. The address was correct. The house was a huge Romanesque Greystone Mansion, the kind they built after the Great Chicago Fire. She didn’t dare hope, but she breathed deeply and proceeded through the wrought-iron gate, and up the steps.
A thin woman wearing magazine styled grey hair and clothes to match answered the door.
“You’re Lizzy,” she stated more than asked and extended her hand. “I’m Rose. The apartment entrance is on the side. Follow me.”
They walked along the side of the house and around the corner where Lizzy stopped and gasped.
“It’s not large, a thousand square feet, living room, and kitchen downstairs, bedroom and bath upstairs. Security deposit is twelve hundred, rent is twelve hundred. Security and first month’s rent is payable at lease signing.” Rose said unlocking the door.
“I’ll take it,” Lizzy blurted.
“Well, welcome home, Lizzy.” Rose laughed and swung the door wide.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer