Weekend Writing Prompt – Vault

Published October 24, 2020 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section.


FROM 1956 TO 2007 IN 56 WORDS

My parents bought the single-story house in 1956

By 1984, my folks both gone, we moved in with three growing sons.

At the time it seemed like a good idea.

Thirty-eight years lived within the confines of 950 square feet.

When asked why empty nesters would buy a castle with vaulted ceilings

We reply,

“Breathing room.”


Three times the size of that little house, to us, this place is a castle. We bought it 13 years ago and I still love it!


20 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Vault

  • Dear Rochelle,

    The important thing is that you are happy in your castle. And you are! Funny, I bought my parent’s house, too. We ended up leaving only because Mick was sick of working in the basement. I kind of wish we had never moved and I was still there. All he had to do was take over Iain’s room for an office, put the kid in the basement. Oh yeah…it’s when I suggested he build a second bathroom that he said that was it. Oh well.

    Shalom and lotsa vaulted love,


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    • Dear Dale,

      I thought I wanted my parents’ house until it became a reality. The area had changed drastically. Growing up the house never seemed cramped. But then my folks didn’t seem to have as much to clutter it. My mom was an immaculate housekeeper…not so much her daughter. I can’t say I ever think much about that place and I certainly do not miss it. 😉 Thanks for sharing my happy space for a moment or two.

      Shalom and lotsa happy hugs,



      • It’s funny. We were five living in ours – four females and my dad – one bathroom – and it was always sufficient. I loved that house and really wish we had stayed. We would have done other improvements over time, I’m sure but hey. C’est la vie and we move on.

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    Your house looks like a dream come true and what a journey getting there. Loved the photos! All good things come to those who wait. One of the delights of a vaulted ceiling in our flat is the sunlight flooding in through the high windows and as winter approaches, a much to be desired luxury.


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    • Dear Dora,

      We fell in love with this house the moment we walked inside. It was amazing how things “came together.” So much wide open space. I love all the different levels. Thank you for coming by for a visit. 😉



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  • Our townhome is 975sq ft… I totally get it. Sometimes it feels huge, others too small. Right now it feels huge. Tomorrow??? I rather like the townhome concept.. no one above us. Though, as I’m looking in Ohio, I’m looking for a real house to lease. I know we’d never qualify to purchase something with only one income. It would be nice to be able to go outside and sit without neighbor’s cigarette smoke, or to plant a rose bush (I so love roses). Yesterday, I got us onto several waiting lists so we’ll see who responds first and is willing to work with us.

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    • Dear Bear,

      We lived in a tiny walkup apartment when we first married. It was a dump. Then we moved to a rental house that was also a dump. More room, but dismal. We bought a small home after that and another after that. Each time the population in each grew. 😉 I thank HaShem each morning for this home. I hope and pray the same for you.



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      • First, I’m gonna steal part if not all of your description of prompt challenge (until I can write one of my own next week).
        I like our townhome, really. In some ways, it’s perfect. But I tumble the steps too much. I think I need a level, ranch style place or at least steps that aren’t so steep and narrow. My size 3 foot is too long for the step so half of it hangs off. ugh! Other than that and cigarette smokers to one side it’s okay. I don’t necessary wish to “own” a house, but renting one would be good. I want the freedom to move when I want to. Mom used to say I got that from Dad who was a long haul truck driver. Like him, I don’t like to be sedentary for long.

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