Taking a Walk (flash fiction)

Taking a Walk

Cindy walked along the path. Ahead of her Lucky had found something to investigate. The leaves were starting to fall and it was getting cooler. Soon winter would be here.

In only a few days the harvesting of their corn was about to begin. It was her and Jess’s main source of income and the money from it would be used to run the farm for the rest of the year until next harvest time, despite Jess’s various attempts at side projects. To have so much hinge on one harvest always made her anxious. What if something went wrong?

After the harvest, winter would come and she always looked forward to snuggling up with her wife for warmth. Jess was her girl, and she was hers… Then after winter they would sow the next crop. This was her life now. She breathed in the cooling air and breathed out contentedly.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 150

This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #108.

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©️2020 Joanne Fisher

8 thoughts on “Taking a Walk (flash fiction)

  1. Because of the economics you pointed out, farming is kind of scary to me. Especially hard for small-farm owners, who don’t have other businesses to fall back on. Wonderful how you’re including these economics in the story, and I’m so excited to see that included here.

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    1. I was reminded of a friend whose parents owned a farm that grew Christmas trees. The bulk of their money would come in during December and would have to last the rest of the year. They did have some side projects, but I’m not sure how much income those brought in.

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      1. Oh, very interesting. They had Christmas trees where I grew up, but those people usually did lawn care in the summers. Of course, your Christmas is in summer, so I don’t think that would work.

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