Putting My Feet in the Dirty July Prompt #5 Hot Cross Buns
Even when the sun was streaming through the windows
and the fireplace was roaring
even when the furnace kicked on
and the oven and stove were hot to the touch
and it made you sweat to just look at them at work
Jobey Hulbert’s house was always cold
and no matter how much you ate or drank
you were going to starve to death, freeze to death
trapped, with no way out
from her house.
The houses that stood on either side of Jobey Hulbert’s house
were normal houses,
safe houses and they spent every second of their lives hoping someone would burn
Jobey’s house to the ground.
When the houses heard Jobey’s front door open
and then gently close
they envied Jobey’s Hulbert’s house, they despised Jobey’s house
because Jobey’s house was always full
they were starving to death.