It's Wednesday night and in homes across the catchment children are asked to "keep it down" while one parent finds a hidey hole which pretends to be an office for another COVID19 P&C meeting on time, on track and on budget on Skype The topic is the school fete beset by 1.5 metre problems and the currency being cash. Linda is the main stay the experienced soul the one who tied up all the strings last year in a neat bow of profit satisfying the endless craving for money in classrooms, in the playground. In glowing retrospect the fete's the thing each year to pull funds in - full of games and donations to sell and rides and animals to pat. It's the P&C's big hurrah it's the end of year gala it's a tradition, a date a calendar must and this virus is exploding it in it's atomic way... in bodies, in cash tills, in laws in psychological unease. Everybody thinks hard through the fibre optics pondering possible angles to make the dream real again. And Linda says hopefully, dolefully, wistfully "Is there a way of washing the money?" And ideas flew and tumbled and minutes spun and the dry-cleaned secrets swam in the online laundry, in the fabric of fund-raising in P&C history. *NB I don't know about other countries but in Australian schools, there is usually a voluntary body of parents doing a lot behind the scenes to raise more money so that the school can have better equipment and better services.
Written for dVerse – whimsygimzo’s Challenge “Put your words on Spin Cycle” – write about laundry.