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.

It’s perfect.

Later, the realtor pays us.

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


Photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash

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

      It’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 🙂

  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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