Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dabbling in Real Estate (FF)

© 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."

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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!

22 comments:

  1. Hilarious, Perry. Yes, those trolls show up in some of the oddest places. It probably would increase the value for some. It takes all kinds of home buyers.If Donald Trump was buying, he'd no doubt just fire the troll. Well done. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. It might increase the value for female trolls. This is one area in which Donald Trump might actually be handy, building a fence to keep the trolls out and getting the trolls to pay for it.

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  2. I have a badass billygoat named Gruff for sale... proven to kill trolls.. only $400 000...

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    1. What a bargain considering we're only paying $99,000 for the property. Sold!

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    1. Hopefully he can sing or dance or do open heart surgery or something!

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  4. At least he won't have to buy any of those random concrete gnomes or trolls for the yard. Fun piece, Perry.

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    1. That's true. It's an even better bargain than I thought!

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  5. Dear Perry,

    There goes the neighborhood. Yeah, someone had to say it. Such a magillah, this troll.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Well, I guess it's better than having an ogre. Try selling one of those houses!

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  6. If he was smart he could package the troll as an unique selling feature. Funny story.

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    1. Sure, and if you want to get back at someone, invite them to your house, and give them directions up the steps. I like it!

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  7. Trolls are trouble everywhere they go, I guess.

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    1. True. I guess the trick is to buy the house and keep him drunk all the time. Maybe I'll get him interested in Friday Fictioneers.

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  8. I hear there's an employment agency in the Philadelphia area that dabbles in trolls. For a small fee, you can have one placed under a deck, behind a staircase, even below Chris Christies gut. Having them removed costs much, much more.

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    1. I'm having mine placed in my blog. Couldn't hurt. Nobody's tuning in for me. Now if you don't mind I'm on a mission from GOTT!

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  9. What better security system could you wish for? If I were the seller, I wouldn't give in. Mind you, having pets or small children around might not be the best idea...

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    1. Yes, I'd worry for the pets. Thanks for writing.

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  10. Accidentally deleted a comment by Amy Reese. Sorry, Amy!

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  11. I guess he's moved from his place under the bridge! I'm sure there's room for negotiation!

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  12. That he is still willing to purchase with the troll...

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