I take pride in creating beautiful covers for household items – teapots, trays, scratched table tops or unsightly corners. It has evolved into a lucrative business, and my homemaker friends envy me for the financial freedom I gained through it.

“Do I get any plus marks for creativity?” I ask with a smile in one of those kitty parties where I sell my goods.

“Of course, Anita, we show the pieces with pride to our visitors.”

I don’t take pride in the covers I’ve devised though. Especially, the ones which conceal the mess my life is to present a confident exterior.

Six Sentence Stories


18 thoughts on “Covers

  1. Made me think of the old advice on effective lying: decrease the amount of direct information is offered and work on misdirection (rather than denial).
    Thought-provoking Six as usual!)

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