For Rent

The sign said “For Rent”. Suitcase in hand, Marna marched herself up the front walk and rang the door bell.

A grandmotherly woman answered the door, wiping her hands on her blue apron. “May I help you?”

“I’d like to inquire about renting a place.”

“$50 a month. I prefer cash at the beginning of the month.”

Delighted with her good fortune, Marna immediately fumbled about in her purse for her wallet. “I have $100 cash right now. You want me to sign a lease or something?”

The woman chuckled. “Oh no, that won’t be necessary.”

“When I can move in?”

“Move in?”

Puzzled, Marna stuttered,“M…m… move in t…t…to the room you have for rent?”

“Lands no, child! The $50 a month is for the parking spot in my drive. Rooms go for $500.”

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  • Cathryn Swanson
    Cathryn Swansonover 4 years ago

    Haha, wonder if she lives near my shopping centre, something worth considering this time of year ;0)
    Well done Karirose.

  • Thanks so much :) Yes, a little parking place of your own during the Holidays would be a good idea! :D

    – Karirose

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 4 years ago


  • Glad you found it had enough punch! :) Thanks for reading :)

    – Karirose

  • eon .
    eon .over 4 years ago

    Power pack moment " – ))

  • :D

    – Karirose

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    LOL . . . Reminds me of an advert I saw some decades ago about a lockable 1 car garage for sale in the heart of London . . . The asking price ₤250,000 . . .

  • Oh my! LOL! Thanks for reading and I’m glad it gave you a bit of a chuckle. :)

    – Karirose

  • andrewpainter
    andrewpainterover 4 years ago

    great. good luck turn around. the 50 dollars pulled me in. Great piece.

  • Thanks! Happy you liked it :)

    – Karirose

  • aaeiinnn
    aaeiinnnover 4 years ago

    another good one karirose x

  • Thank you! Happy you liked it. :)

    – Karirose

  • Lawford
    Lawfordover 4 years ago

    Ha Ha. Good one.
    Still cheap. Sleep in the car!

  • Good idea! :D Glad it made you smile. :)

    – Karirose

  • Solar Zorra
    Solar Zorraover 4 years ago

    Isn’t this the way it always goes! Great story Kari. :) Solar

  • LOL! In this economy it certainly does! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    – Karirose

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 4 years ago

    Great story Kareen, very economically and cleverly written, I love the twist :-)

  • Glad you enjoyed the story! I try to make it interesting-doesn’t always happen but I’m glad it did on this story. Thanks for reading. :)

    – Karirose

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 4 years ago

    Ahh real estate evaluation ….yep soon I could rent my door mat me thinks :O) And agree with Matt this is indeed a lovely twister as well… xx

  • I so enjoy books/stories with endings that I didn’t figure out. When I do figure out the ending I pleased that I did and at the same time disappointed. LOL Is it any wonder I attempt the same when I write? I’m glad you found it to be a successful twist. :)

    – Karirose

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