Bodgett & Scarper


© Sandra Crook

Shaking his head, Bill sucked in air; a typical response of many tradespeople.

“It’s tricky.  We’ll have to support the roof, while putting the pillar in.  Won’t be cheap, but it’ll work.”

For five days, Bill and his apprentice worked to support the ceiling.  Arriving late, finishing early, they didn’t think tea breaks of half an hour several times a day were unreasonable.


“IN KEEPING, I said!  It couldn’t look more out of place!  It might as well be painted sky blue pink with lime stripes!” yelled the furious café owner.

“It’ll be another £200 for a fancy paint job.”

Word Count: 100

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.


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