Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Sower (Pt III)

Then, her eyes ran over the dirty faces of her children. Using the skirt of her wine colored dress, she wiped away their filth. “Clean yourselves up. We have a guest,” she commanded and the little ones bolted to the vine house.

“My children needn’t clean for me,” the sower chimed in. He was most flattered by his wife's gesture. He leaned in, to press a kiss against her hot forehead, but she dodged him.

“It isn’t for you,” she answered icily. The sower paused at her words. Who could this guest be? His wife beheld his cart of vegetables in astonishment.


“Ah, see! Didn’t I tell you my labor would pay off,” the sower laughed. She didn’t answer, quietly settling her gaze into the distance. Now an anxiousness had pressed against his chest. What awaited them, he did not know. The wind also hinted of the unknown storm.

His wife hastened inside to prepare for the new visitor. She ran her fingers through her matted hair and softened it with shampoo. Her hands groped her new, yellow dress. She sacrificed everything she owned. Yet, her world was growing divine. Her mind fancied herself in a golden gown with a satin train. She witnessed the rouge in her cheeks blossoming like sweet raspberries. And how glorious were her dark, long tresses dropping to the earth. Her dreams were vivid now and she tasted them on the tip of her tongue.

The great roar of a car engine interrupted her thoughts. She ran out to meet the metal contraption. The sower watched in horror as the truck sputtered in the direction of his wife. It stopped abruptly and a stranger climbed out, donning a cowboy hat. His wife gave a hearty hello and embraced him while the sower settled back and chewed his thoughts.

9 comments:

septembermom said...

I want to know what happens next :) I like your description of the wife. The details and word choice are very good. You are developing a wonderful story.

C Will said...

This is a very interesting story lots of twist and turns. I'm enjoying this very much. Great Job!!:)

Regina Marie said...

I'm in this..sounds like she's preparing herself for something otherworldly..I'm interested in who the cowboy is!
Last night I couldn't sleep and kept thinking of what we have to do to fight gravity! Ha
Nice work-

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Anonymous said...

Looks like she has made a deal with the
cowboy, she's selling the land? Just
guessing{;

Saadi said...

Congrats on the award! Your blog totally deserves it!

And yeah, good post...once again! :)

workerv said...

Thanks, i really enjoy your work, looking
forward to the end of this week. A short
pause! continue:}

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Maggie May said...

Good visuals and detail- it's always nice to find young writers!