© Amy Reese
FF- Friday Fictioneers
It seemed like a real estate opportunity too good to be true. And for only $100,000, developer Lance Philtrum was ready to jump on it.
It was a virtual mansion with eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, two swimming pools, tennis courts, a private beach, and plastic replacement windows. The only drawback was the rickety stairs leading up to the house.
Philtrum was back for a second look at the property and was climbing the decrepit stairs when a hand darted out from under one of the steps and tripped him. Philtrum tumbled to the ground.
"Damn troll!" he exclaimed. "That's it; not a penny more than $99,000."
Actually I guess the title "Dabbling in Real Estate" is kind of a misnomer for this piece since Lance Philtrum is an experienced real estate developer, but I just happen to like the word "dabble." I hope you'll use it sometime today; I know I will.
If you'd like to dabble in the works of the other Friday Fictioneers relative to the above picture prompt, click on the word dabble above, which I have now already used for the day as promised.
Thanks, all you internet trolls. Watch out for that third step!