Photo: © Al Forbes 2014
We told every prospective buyer of our cottage about the Well of Abundance in the front garden. How it sits atop an ancient energy source. And how any coins you place in the well, multiply tenfold when you turn the invisible handle. We explained how that well has been good to us over the years. It only seemed fair to tell the next owners.
How they all laughed at our tale. And declined to try it for themselves. We laughed too – having just moved into a large country mansion.
I accepted a generous offer for the cottage. They were a nice couple, although he apparently works in the banking sector. Imagine our horror then, when they casually mentioned their plans to slab-over the entire front garden!
I begged them to let me come over weekly, and I’d tend to the flower beds for free. And show them how to work the well. But they were having none of it. My application to have the well protected as a world heritage site was rejected. Maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned the invisible handle.
After taking legal advice, I’ve taken the cottage off the market. If that’s the only way to keep the abundance flowing, so be it.
Well, what would you have done?
This story was prompted by Sunday Photo Fiction: June 15th 2014, hosted by Al Forbes.
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