#JusJoJan prompt the 5th – “Gurgle” Fiction/ Non Fiction.

It was late and the children had been playing up all afternoon. The whole home schooling thing was beginning to take its toll. Not only was Gav working in the dinning room, 8am to 5pm. Tamsine had to work in the kitchen plus cook, clean, teach, referee and generally cope with lockdown!

It was four thirty and dark already so taking a deep breath she said, “okay close the laptops down and shut your books . Upstairs in the bath and get your PJ’s on! ” As the children charged up the stairs towards the bathroom, Gav shouted from the dinning room, “quiet I am about to go on a call! “

Five minutes after the herd of elephants got up the stairs Tasmine heard a wail! “Mum there’s no hot water! ” Taking a deep breath Tasmine called up, ” hold on I will be up in a second”

Just then the phone rang, it was the school! ” “Hi Mrs Carson it’s Carole from Osborne School I wonder could I ask a favour.” Tasmine, smiled and said “ask away”. From up stairs she could hear the children running around.

It turned out the school was asking around to find any older laptops or tablets for the children who did not have these things at home. As it turned out she and Gav had both upgraded for work, they had given the children their old ones. So it turned out they had did have two laptops and an older tablet in the cupboard. She be happy to donate those if that would help.

As she rushed up the stairs to find the three children milling round the bathroom with their older sister trying to get the tap to work. “There’s no water Mum”….

Tasmine cursed under her breath….the perfect end to the perfect day! Not. “Who was on the phone” asked Karly . Tamsine smiled ,”school, they need any older laptops or tablets for the children who’s parents have not got any. “

“Kool” Kally thought. …. In desparation , just as she thought she’d have ask Gav for help a gurgle started rumbling in the attic… Down the pipes and into the bath. Lovely hot water ! Yes !! Tasmine thought there is a God, this is Karma.

LindaGHill’s Jusjojan

Follow me on Twitter

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

365 And Counting

there's plenty more where the first year came from

Ruth Blogs Here

Or not, depending on my mood

Mina's Articles

Writing about all articles that might represent our life such Poetry, Lifestyle, Employment, Education and Investment

A Prolific Potpourri...

The Artistic Endeavors and Musings of Matt Snyder

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Sun in Gemini

SteveTanham - writing, mysticism, photography, poetry, friends

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman



Hot Dogs and Marmalade

Salty like hot dogs (and tears). Sweet like marmalade (and life).

Two on a Rant

Rants, humor, sarcasm, and a haiku-like substance? It's hard to know what's going to come out of our minds next.


An Old Plumber, An Ex-Carer, An Amateur Poet, Words From The Heart

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Shelley Wilson Author

Multi-Genre Author of YA Fantasy and Non-Fiction Self-Help

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun blogging with friends


Learner at Love

Chel Owens

A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing

Mr. Ohh!'s Sideways View

For those of you who aren't me...and I've noticed a surprisingly large number of people who aren't.

The Small Dog

Life from the Tail End


DOG TAILS by ZoZo and Jools


poetry and short stories

Ben Naga

Gifts from the Musey Lady and Me. "Laissez-moi vous raconter ma vraie histoire."

About the Jez of It

Poetry, stories and strange odds and ends from the desk of a writer

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Music, Musings, Memoir, and Madness

"LIFE" ( You like it, I love it! )

"LOVE"-Keeping it real, and keeping it simple!

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

J-Dubs Grin and Bear It

As Always, More to Come

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Colline's Blog

a potpourri of thoughts and experiences

lynz real cooking

lynz real life


Musings about Havenverse

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

like mercury colliding...

...moments of unexpected clarity