This week’s photo prompt is provided by Maria with the blog, Doodles and Scribbles. Thank you Maria!
Danny pushed the stiff door with his shoulder. ‘Come in.’
The hall wallpaper was purple with red swirls, the carpet all flowery, different shades of brown.
‘My mum’s at work,’ he said, dropping his school bag and kicking off his shoes. ‘Want something to eat?’
The house smelled like a pond and a fish and chip shop all stirred together. The carpet had bits where the mesh showed and when I touched the door it felt sticky.
I didn’t like the smell, or how the house made me feel itchy, but I liked Danny, so I followed him into the kitchen.
There was a shelf of bottles and jars, gummed at the lids, cereal packets with faded print, a brown bottle with dribbles down the label.
‘We’ve got two slices of bread,’ he said. ‘Want a ketchup sandwich?’
Danny’s toes poked from his socks. The cat litter tray was all brown with poo.
‘I need to go,’ I said, turning for the door. ‘I’ll see you at school.’
I ran all the way home.