(Author’s note: Things are getting little better, and I’m likely getting more time to do writing work. You may see an uptick in original work soon. My job isn’t as tiring as it used to be. Enjoy today’s view!)
Upstairs In My House
by Miles H. Rost
The scenery was beautiful.
Westgate Bridge was far in the distance, but I could see it’s shadow looming on the water.
The setting sun brought forth it’s bright oranges and reds, a blanket to cover the entirety of Melbourne.
One of the hottest days of the year started moving down into a cooler and comfortable night. The lights of the CityLink, the sounds of Swanston, I could enjoy them all from my own place.
28th floor, looking down over the city. Temporarily. But it was still wonderful. It was a shame to leave it behind.
Such is the squatter’s life.
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Loved the description of the vista he saw – then you quietly slipped in the last sentence. Good job!
It’s always the last word that gets people. It’s one reason why I enjoy story podcasts like “The Way I Heard It” by Mike Rowe, and “Rest of the story” from Paul Harvey.
I’m glad the person can enjoy it, at least for the moment.
A squatter eventually has to get moving. But enjoying it when they can, that makes up for the constant movement.
Squats don’t come much better than that Shames it’s just temporary.
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Sounds like a great place to live. Glad your work is getting a bit easier, Miles.
Well, it wasn’t where I lived. I lived in the back of a house off a main street close to the University of Melbourne.
A lovely scene. The squatter line jarred it loose. Good one.
Loved your description and the last line put the whole story into perspective.
The song really helps add flavor to the story. And has a lot of the texture of the story interwoven into it.
Nice view from 28th floor. Why did you leave it and for what?
I didn’t leave it. The squatter in the story left it because they had to. New people were going to come in and live, he was just there in between listing and sale.