173. Marion's Fuchsia Vase
© Bruce Goodman 1 April 2014

Marion was the unproud processor of a rather disgusting fuchsia-coloured vase. It had been given to her by great-aunt Maggie. Marion kept it in a cupboard, and whenever great-aunt Maggie visited, it was hurriedly fetched and displayed.

But now, great-aunt Maggie had unfortunately passed away. Marion put the vase up for sale on Ebay.

It was Marion’s birthday. Great-niece Samantha arrived with a special gift. “I got a friend to buy it on Ebay,” said Samantha. “I didn’t want you to see what I was buying for you. It’s the same as the one you already have, so you’ll be able to put one at each end of the mantelpiece.”

Marion expressed great delight. But enough is enough. As soon as Samantha left, Marion accidentally dropped it and threw the disgusting fuchsia pieces into the bin.

There was a knock at the door. It was great-niece Samantha. “Got you! April Fool!” she said.

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