Piling the dirty clothes into separate sections (whites, cotton and wool) Rachel sits in front of her new machine. It has so many buttons and dials. Why did change bother her so much? But, her old washing machine was perfect, and she didn’t want to lose an old friend.

It is important to have a new kitchen – the neighbours would finally look up to him. To a home full of new gadgets and great first impressions.

Sheets first, she stares at a small drop of blood, and puts in the machine. A tub of vanish will get rid of the stain. If she could only work out what setting to put it on. If it were too hot, than the sheets would shrink. Too cold and the sheets would never be wiped clean.

Vibrating on the kitchen side, she answers it before the second ring.

‘Hi, yea just getting the washing done for later. No, I haven’t forgotten we’ve got company tonight.’

A meal with old friends, and everything had to be perfect.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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