Saturday, June 12, 2010

Summer Harvest...Saturday Census

I have been busy
and out of pocket this week!
So glad I am back in time to
to participate in Jenny Matlock's

It is a themed writing meme.
Each Saturday, Ms. Matlock will give
a writing prompt.
Your assignment...
if you choose to accept it...
is to write a 100 word story.
Yes, 100 words or less...
not including the "prompt words".
Oh, and the prompt words can
be used anywhere in your story!

Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
The writing prompt is good for the entire week,
so you can join in at any time!

THIS WEEK'S PROMPT:

It's true, the smell of freshly mowed grass
can stay with you for years, for decades,

So here is my contribution

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It wasn't just a roll in the hay. It was forever.

I was eighteen and ripe for the picking. The day he came to town, heat waves were dancing mirages on the asphalt country roads. He was part of the wheat harvest caravan that migrated south each summer. His job was to harvest the best crop our town had to offer and then disappear, leaving scraped, fertile earth behind.

We met in the park. The sun was setting. Children had retreated home for sandwiches and lemonade in front of box fans. The hum of a lawnmower filled the air.

It's true, the smell of freshly mowed grass can stay with you for many years, for decades, forever.



13 comments:

Terra said...

Oh my. This is the beginning of a truly wonderful story!

Tgoette said...

You had me at "roll in the hay." LOL! Very well written piece! Loved the imagery of "heat waves were dancing mirages on the asphalt country roads." Beautiful!

Sue said...

Oh, I love the romance! Vivid images, too.

=)

Cheryl said...

Beautifully written and the imagery is fantastic!

Viki said...

This was very well written. I could just imagine it all happening. The first line really got me hooked right away,ha. Great job.

Sue said...

An "asphalt Country Roads"? That pretty much describes us but I love how you worked that, and you were "eighteen and ripe for the pickin"! I'm ready to read more! Good job my friend.

Take care, Sue

easternsparkle said...

Oh you must tell more - good writing!

Lady Banana said...

Whoo hoo! Yes we need more..

mbkatc230 said...

This was beautifully written. I could definitely see this as the beginning of a wonderful book. My favorite line? "retreated home for sandwiches and lemonade in front of box fans." I was instantly transported to the hot summer evening of my childhood. Bravo! Kathy

sissie said...

Ooh, I wanna hear more! Your imagination really took off and I think you said it all...."the smell of new mown grass does stay with us for decades!"

hugs
Sissie

Jenny said...

Malisa, Hi! I fixed your link!

This is wonderful. I love the imagery and the feeling of hot sultry summer you evoked with such few words.

You are quite a talented writer.

I really appreciate you linking up.

Tracy said...

That was so romantic loved it

Tina said...

Oh, I simply must hear more. You set such a vivid mood with your writing! I'm finding 100 words to be soooo restrictive, yet at the same time, challenging me to be tight and concise. You really have that down. Nice job!