One of Everything
Jim’s One Of Everything store at the end of our street was always Mum’s favourite place. She’d drag us in there to find ‘something to brighten our lives’. Sunshine would’ve been better. And empty space. But Mum preferred the niknaks she found at what we preferred to call “Lots of Nothing”.
Eventually, Jim got round to asking her to move in, and she didn’t have to buy the stuff any more. The house got less cluttered after that. She started selling those niknaks instead of buying them, and the sunshine came back. To her face, and to all our lives.
38 responses to “FF – One of Everything”
Now that’s what I call de-cluttering
haha, indeed. It’s almost like she didn’t go for the clutter…
Maybe one of everything, but it sounds like it took quite a while before she actually got that one item she wanted in the store.
She was persistent, but she found it in the end.
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Love the name of the shop! What a nice way to be cured of compulsive buying. I saw a lady once buy 50$ worth of china bells from a flea market. It was an instant collection which saddened me because it really looked like compulsive buying. She could not pass up any bell for sale.
Thanks! I’m glad you liked the name. Compulsive buying is definitely a shame, but I think in this case Mum had another motive for her shopping trips! Discerning, even when she didn’t appear to be.
Fascinating, but spot on…
Awww ..love grows in the One of Everything shop. Love that name! Very cute story.
Thanks! I’m glad you like the name, I was quite proud of it!
Yes it has a really good ring to it. 🙂
A lovely tale.
Thank you! I’m glad you found it sweet
What a lovely story. She got one of everything including Jim. 😀 Thanks for the smiles.
You’re welcome, Rochelle! I do love a love story.
A lovely tale with a beautiful ending. Well done.
Aww, thanks so much!
An endearing story of human love and relationships. A lovely read.
I’m glad you liked it, James. Nice to dig a bit of happiness out sometimes!
Tchotchkes in place of real love. I guess that’s one way to fill the empty spaces of the heart.
… until you can fill them with love again, at least!
Yes–a happy ending 🙂
Rare among the Fictioneers, but sweet nevertheless!
An enchanting ending and what need of clutter when the heart is full!
Absolutely. Thank you for your lovely comment.
So much story in so few words. I loved every bit of it, especially what the kids called the store 🙂
Thank you! Yes, the kids see through the marketing, for sure.
Love that, the story buried inside the story. I agree with Lisa, love the name the kids gave the store. Now that’s realistic. 🙂
Cheers David. The kids think they’re so clever, but Mum’s got her reasons. 😉
A well done and charming happy little story, Jen. 🙂
Aww, thank you.
what a lovely story. truly enjoyed it. 🙂
I’m glad you did!
Can’t help thinking she wanted a legitimate reason to clean up the clutter 😀
What a lovely story!
I really enjoyed this, thank you. What a lovely ending.