FFfAW – Week of 08-04 – Dividing the Paddock


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The two farmers looked at the large rocks that had stood forever in their paddock.

They both agreed the stones were a nuisance and that they couldn’t shift them. Ploughing was arduous enough without these rocks getting in the way.

The argument had raged for years. The solution always the same. They were immovable. Even dynamite had been used to no avail.

The farmer’s family insisted the stones were a beauty mark on a drab landscape.

Miss Fanny on the opposite hill maintained they had magical qualities, but most folk thought of her as insane and so that suggestion was cast into the local folklore.

On the next full moon the farmers were again standing in the same place when they noticed a strange light emanating from the rocks and straddling the distance between the two stones.

One looked at the other and immediately denied what they had seen. They decided to divide the paddock between themselves each marking his boundary as either side of the stones. Just to be safe.

Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/fffaw-week-of-08-04-thru-08-10-2015-2/

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34 Responses to FFfAW – Week of 08-04 – Dividing the Paddock

  1. Love it! LOL – it seems they came to a very good decision!

  2. Lyn says:

    Nice one Michael. This has potential to develop into something much more 🙂

  3. Valida Faire says:

    This is Excellent–thoroughly Enjoyable, Michael!!

  4. HumaAq says:

    Always listen to the crazy lady lol.. Wonderful story

  5. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Better safe than sorry 🙂

  6. Ah! I enjoyed this take. Nobody would be taking Miss Fanny’s words lightly now on

  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Great story. I think they should have listened to the crazy lady too. There’s something about those rocks that makes them stronger then any human way to destroy them.

  8. I really liked your story. There’s just something wonderfully mysterious about those stones, isn’t there?

  9. luckyjc007 says:

    Sometimes you can’t believe something until you see some real results…seeing the strange light gave the insentive to at least not take any chances on it being for real! Great decision on their part, and it makes a great story! 🙂

  10. Susan Langer says:

    Great story, Michael. I enjoyed it and laughed at the two men in denial. Loved the crazy old lady. 🙂

  11. afairymind says:

    They should listen to Miss Fanny! I’d say they made the right decision in the end. Good story. 🙂

  12. Dave says:

    The Solomon Solution–when in doubt, divide it down the middle.

  13. Ameena k.g says:

    It’s funny how Miss Fanny appeared in just one sentence yet, her incredible presence is felt through out the story :). It was a pleasure reading this and I love the humor in it as well.

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