Daily Prompt: Places
Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely?
In the Outhouse, Upside Down
When mother was a girl it was her job, after the dinner table had been cleared, to take the slop bowl to the outhouse and dump it. I don’t know how old she was, old enough to know better than to drop her mother’s bowls into the shitter, yet small enough to fit, when held upside down by her ankles, through the hole to retrieve the bowls.
Imagine! Lowered, upsidedown, into the shithole!
Maybe that’s what Mom dreamt about, those times she used to wake up screaming.