What miscreant has been here? I wondered, inspecting the damage to the fence.
I was not at all, properly attired, and looked about, seeing if there was anyone who could assist.
Nope. It was just me.
I considered my freshly polished shoes, crisply starched white pants, and my lace detailed silk shirt, and huffed.
I did not need this today, not one bit, I cursed.
Part of me was tempted, to just walk by, pretend I had never seen it. But I couldn’t abandon my responsibilities.
As they say, “Good fences make good neighbours.”
So I got to work.
By Sarah ©2018
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #221; Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 14 July 2018, Synonyms for check, dress, hand, snake, drop highlighted in bold; and also, Carrot Ranch, July 12: Flash Fiction Challenge, July 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a broken fence. You can mend it, leave it, or explain its place in a story. Go where the prompt leads.