Space Saver

small-load NaamaYehuda


“It won’t fit.”

Sandra looked up from kneading. Mollie’s face was red with exertion.

“What won’t?” she asked, resuming the stretch-fold-stretch-fold rhythm. Working dough relaxed her. The knowledge that each pull and press moved energy from her muscles into what would later feed them. The cycle of it.

“The laundry. Nothing fits.”

“That’s odd,” Sandra noted. “I washed linens in it just the other day.”

“But nothing fits!” Mollie’s voice shook. “Not a sock!”

Sandra paused. She forgot how easily her sister got flustered even by simple things.

“It’s a Space-Savor model,” she offered. “Have you tried shrinking the items first?”



For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

Photo prompt: © Na’ama Yehuda


55 thoughts on “Space Saver

  1. Na’ama Y’karah,

    Having baked bread many times, I related to the stretch and fold rhythm. Kneading dough can be so therapeutic. Now I’ve heard of space saving washing machines and I’m all for them. That one might have shrunk in the wash. 😉 Well done.



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    • Oh, but then you de-shrink them as soon as they are dry! 😉 (Or, in case of especially small quarters, you can store them shrunk and only de-shrink before you wear. Works excellently for travel, too. Want a pocket suitcase?)


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