The Family

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We’re in position when the prospective buyers arrive. My husband has his arm around me. Our beautiful kids parrot pleasantries.

Itโ€™s perfect.

Later, the realtor pays us.

Back at my dingy apartment, I pray the house never gets sold.


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9 thoughts on “The Family

    1. mixedbag Post author

      It does! A realtor told me they still use actors to pose as families for open houses!

  1. Sanch @ Sanch Writes

    So this is where things happen differently in different countries – here in Australia, the owners leave the house during open houses. It took me a few minutes to understand because of that and then I kinda gathered it might be a cultural difference thing and once I got that, I enjoyed the story as it tells you so much more with about her life. Nicely done!

    1. mixedbag Post author

      Itโ€™s the same in America too, owners just leave the house. But a realtor once told me some of them hire actors to stage open houses. I thought it was weird, but it gave me the idea for this story ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lisa Short

    Ouch! I’ve never been in that exact situation, but I’ve been in ones similar enough that it really stabbed–a serious achievement for 39 words. Well done!


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