#WritePhoto – Keep

Sue’s #WritePhoto prompt this week:

“When you’re dealt a King, never reshuffle. You may just end up with a joker.” That’s what my mother always said. “I’m not talking about playing cards here, Emira, I’m talking about life. Take heed.”

Well, I’d found my king, and there was no way I was planning on reshuffling this particular hand that life had dealt me.

Jonathon was perfect. Good looking, dashing, fantastic job, loaded family, and what’s more, he was due to inherit a huge ancestral pile from a recent death in his family. Old uncle Whatshisname. Oh, I don’t know.

What I do know is that the old boy had a real castle that he had lived in, up until his death. It was set on acres of land, in the middle of Kent.

I’d be like a princess, or a queen, even, living on my own castle – if Johnny was to propose, that is.

We’re driving down there no, as it happens, to view the new property. I can’t wait to get my first glimpse of my mansion. Oh, the parties we’ll throw! My Insta feed will be full of photos of my new home. I wonder if it has a real throne in there?

Wait, he’s slowing down… What the heck is that?

“So, what do you think, darling? It’s a bit rundown, but imagine what we could do with the place?”

I turn to look at him, disgust etched across my face.

” I want to go home, Jonathan. Now.”

King? Nah, a joker with ideas above his station, more like!


“So, son, what did she think?”

“Mummy, you were right. A true gold digger if ever I saw one. One look at the battlement ruins and she was off. Thank goodness you told me to take the back route. If I’d gone up to the main entrance, she’d have seen the real castle, and I’d never have been rid of her.”

“Mother always knows best, my dear.”

24 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Sue Vincent
    Jan 22, 2020 @ 19:45:11

    A great twist, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Jennie
    Jan 21, 2020 @ 11:18:36

    I loved the ending, Ritu! Well done!!



  4. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jan 19, 2020 @ 16:57:13

    Perfect! Wonderful written! You also have a very wise mother, Sis! Be blessed! Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 19, 2020 @ 13:04:43

    I believe, your little man shall have nothing to worry about where his future mate is concerned. You’ll be right there to keep an eye on HER!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. srbottch
    Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:09:24

    Sounds like real life!!!😉

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Hugh's Views and News
    Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:45:29

    Well, that was a brilliant twist. And one that we should adhere to when looking for true love or friends.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. tracygowwriter
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:59:18

    Love it! Just great!

    Liked by 1 person


  9. willowdot21
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:51:38

    Absolutely brilliant Sis, I am not one for mother’s interfering but that was genius 💜

    Liked by 1 person


  10. syl65
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:10:56

    Laughing my behind off 😂 True love doesn’t come with a dollar sign attached.

    Liked by 1 person


  11. trentpmcd
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 15:59:18

    lol, great twist at the end.

    Liked by 1 person


  12. joylennick
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 15:36:14

    I loved that! An excellent story. Both cute and wise…Well done. x

    Liked by 1 person


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