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Screwing it up

Hope and Expectation cathy-cade.com

They’d finished assembling the high wardrobe. Hope checked the instructions.

‘These screws are to fix it to the wall.’

‘Not this wall.’

‘Not this wall.’ It moved when he pushed.

‘Not this wall.’ It moved when he pushed. ‘Cement’s dried out; the wallpaper’s holding it together.’

Blue eyes widened. ‘Is it safe?’

‘It’ll do for now. We must get this lot away.’

'It’ll do for now. We must get this lot away.’ He hefted a box to the wardrobe. Finding it too big for the bottom, he hoisted it onto the first shelf.

‘I’m getting a beer,’ he said. ‘Do you want one?’

‘Better not.’ She smiled. ‘I’d love a cup of tea though.’

He left her packing stuff onto the lower shelves.

Downstairs, he filled the kettle.

Downstairs, he filled the kettle. Rewiring was a priority.

Downstairs, he filled the kettle. Rewiring was a priority. Extension wires draped across walls that, like the high ceilings, needed replastering.

Boards creaked as Hope moved above.

Boards creaked as Hope moved above. A chair scraped across.

Boards creaked as Hope moved above. A chair scraped across. Another creak.

The brief scream was lost in an almighty crash.

A flake of plaster settled where he’d stood.

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