Stable Home



They thought it mattered to him that it wasn’t fancy. That he’d care it was damp. Or old. Or cobbled together from what materials could be found.

They were wrong.

All he ever wanted was a roof that did not leak, a hearth that could be lit, food enough to fill his belly, safety in his sleep, a bed that did not bite, walls that did not threaten to collapse about his ears.

The cabin was all that.

And more.

Sure, it had housed horses, and smelled of them, sometimes.

It only made it more a home.

A stable home.



For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

Photo prompt © Lisa Fox


42 thoughts on “Stable Home

  1. Stable home. LOL. I love it. I have to admit that seeing this picture gave me a similar reaction. I bet this would be 1) super cheap and 2) people would wonder if anyone really lived there. What’s not to love? It could be a converted stable and that works too.

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  2. Na’ama Y’karah,

    Not everyone needs a three story mansion. It sounds like his tastes are humble and his needs basic. Although it makes me wonder what the rest of his story is. Of course a good play on words always has my vote. 😉 Good job!



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  3. Perspective can mean so much. Reminds me of the time we stayed in a remodeled carriage house B&B. It was fun, but probably not a full time deal. I am all in for a bed that does not bite. 🙂

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  4. Great title. The basic survival needs may be simple – sustenance and shelter, but it’s the stability that provides our emotional survival. The ‘All he ever wanted’ line tells me there’s a less than ‘stable’ backstory in there for your MC. Very intriguing.

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