Mondays Finish the Story – June 22nd, 2015 – Wind Chimes


Finish the story begins with:  Hey boys, how ’bout y’all makin’ yer Ma some wind chimes?”

Otis looked mournfully at his mother

She had a way of making the most from dire situations.

They were down to their last penny and were hoping for a miracle to get them out of their current poverty.

Sunday was the village market and they always liked to hire a space and sell whatever their hands could make.

If it was pretend wind chimes, Otis would give it a try. He had some string and left over wood cuts from his brother’s carpentry shop.

It was a simple task, knock holes in the cans, his mum made some crude but simple labels, a lick of paint on the timber and presto, wind chimes. Otis would be happy if he sold a few.

The following Sunday afternoon they arrived home with no wind chimes and orders for twenty more. Otis took in a breath thinking of another week of beans for supper.


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21 Responses to Mondays Finish the Story – June 22nd, 2015 – Wind Chimes

  1. yolandarenee says:

    Creativity has bought many a bean for the table. Wonderful lesson in survival.

  2. With the good often comes the bad. Beans it is!! Very nice story…

  3. JackieP says:

    Well, beans are a good source of protein! 😉

  4. phylor says:

    Great tale to finish the story!
    I think some of the cans are labeled beer. Perhaps he could include that beverage with his beans.
    Beans, beans, the musical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. (my dad again)

  5. babso2you says:

    Nicely done Michael! You wove your story very well, and it had a good positive ending. Thanks for writing again for the MFtS challenge, and be well. ^..^

  6. Hey, with all those beans there’s certainly going to be no shortage of fuel for the chimes lol

  7. Great story Michael! Another week of beans but they will have sold enough wind chimes to buy steak for the following week!

  8. Take heart Otis. I thought I saw BEEF on one of those cans. Once they get a little more money, they can feed the beans to the pigs, then eat the pigs. Well done, Michael. 🙂 — Suzanne

  9. loricarlson66 says:

    Great story, Michael… poor Otis.. all those beans! but what a great way to make some money and stuff like that really sells in southern US

  10. Bastet says:

    An inspiring story .. happy that creativity saved the day!

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