|Photo provided as prompt|
A photo prompt is provided by Grandma's Goulash and we are invited to write a short story about it (in 140 words or less) or else a short-short story using 140 characters including spaces or punctuation.
There is also a word of the week, offered by Grandma's daughter, Calico, before she sees the photo. This week's word is serene.
I have used the word of the week and included it in 138 characters thusly:
Nothing was serene about the harbor except the hill behind it, and the calm water of the bay. Behind closed doors, serenity had no chance.