Posts Tagged ‘birth’

If you’re new to Friday Fictioneers, hop to the bottom of the page * and find out what it’s all about.  My 100-word story follows the picture and the blue link to the rest of the stories is after that.  This week’s story, although it can, I think, stand on its own, turns out to be a continuation of last week’s story, but that’s all; a continuation, not the second in a series.  Sandra’s picture just played too well into what I’d written such a short time ago and I succumbed to the urge to write it.  In face, I couldn’t yank my mind/muse away from it so I gave in gracefully.  If you want to read the previous story, you can find it here, but don’t feel you must: ” Harvest.”

Copyright Sandra Crook

Copyright Sandra Crook

With Bells On

Farm births rarely go as planned.  One of the cows had walked through the fence and naturally, they’d all dumbly followed and were now cheerfully grazing in our neighbor’s field.  Our neighbor said don’t worry, he’d take care of it just before the  midwife called to say that a truck of bales had overturned, blocking the road.  Rob’s look as he washed his hands was priceless!  We were both thankful for all the experience he had birthing animals, though.

We named her Annabelle, but she was always just Belle; Rob said for the bell that called him home that day.

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While writing this, I couldn’t help thinking of one of my favorite commercials during this year’s not-so-Super Bowl.  


* Anyone who wants to write 100 words about a photo posted each week on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields blog is welcome to join in. Just go to her site each Wednesday to get the rules (and don’t ask why we’re “Friday” not “Wednesday” Fictioneers.) See the photo, write your story, post your link and read as many stories by other authors as you like. That’s it. It’s lots of fun but once you start, it’s almost impossible to stop. You’ve been warned.