Copyright, Erin Leary

Copyright, Erin Leary

The year before had been a continuation of a drought of the last several years, this year had seen an almost monsoon-like summer. It had rained the entire month of June. The pasture was underwater; the cattle were unable to get out and graze. The crops were ruined…flooded…lifeless.

This summer had been the last of the attempts to save the farm…the family heritage that had been handed down for generations. All things have a beginning and end…was this ours?

One last morning’s hike along the fence…watching the sun valiantly rising through the dense fog and rain, I still see possibility.

Trying my hand at a new prompt (using the above photo) with the Friday Fictioneers joining Rochelle Wisoff in telling a complete story with 100 words: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/17-january-2014/

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  1. Nice to have a positive end to your piece.


  2. I know from experiencethat telling a complete story in so few words is a challenge, Gayle, and one in which you’ve succeeded! I can feel the despair of the farmers and see the glimmer of hope at the end. Lovely! 🙂


    • Thank you, Jacqueline. I appreciate your generous comment. Yes, it’s a challenge but I find it can jumpstart my writing when I’m feeling a bit stuck. I hope I can keep the flow going. 🙂


  3. A nice positive ending there. Well done.


  4. Dear Gayle,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. I like to liken it to the Hotel California. You may check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. At least that’s how it’s been for me. At any rate, glad to see you here.

    You’ve done it and done it well…you told a complete story in 100 words, but I see you’re no stranger to the form. I hope to see you back.




    • Shalom, Rochelle. Yes, apparently that is how it has been for you…like Hotel California…always loved that song btw. 🙂 That was my first visit yesterday and it seems to be a large group of people over there…very nice. Thanks for providing a forum for flash fiction.

      Thank you for your kind compliment too. I’m sure our paths will cross again.
      Gayle ~


  5. Hope will carry us through….


  6. Welcome to FF. I see lots of possibilities!


  7. Great read and hopeful ending. Thanks, Nan


  8. You did it justice Gayle… and pleased to read there is still HOPE… xxx



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