Windy House

Copper cut the last bean can into shape. She pressed it down over the hole in the wall. Driving screws into place and applying the last of the sealant to avoid more dust coming in.

She looked across the street. The windows at number thirty-four had blown in overnight. The curtains swayed gently in the breeze. As the wind picked up and died down, a random melody came from inside. Notes would play as each gust blew through the empty house. The tune made Copper think of a jazz musician playing the flute.

She also wondered if this would count as house music.

Original photo by Andrew Ly on Unsplash. Thanks to Warren for the $10 Patronage.

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31 thoughts on “Windy House”

  1. Ah, sadness. I had to look up what house music was, so this chapter’s humor was lost on me. I love the setup though! It’s painting a scene, building up a character, presumably establishing a setting, AND acting as a silly pun? Multipurpose writing as it should be.

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      1. Haha I’ll leave it to you 🙂

        You’ll know when I’m reading and where I’m at because I’ll be letting you know haha! I try to be the reader I always wish I could find traipsing my own works — someone chatty and curious to pick an artist’s brain.

        I do need to be careful not to burn out though. I do so much writing every day just in comments like these and I need to balance that with my own creative work and simply letting my thoughts simmer.

        I’ll be back later. Cheers love!

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      2. Oh man, I had comment burnout last year and I never came back from it. Long comments reduced down to great post, before I eventually ran out of ways to say ‘this is good’. Ooof.

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