Six Sentence Story: Plow

He was dreaming he was a tater roasting in hot coals just before he awakened to the sensation of being slowly dragged by a strap pulling at the back of his neck, laid out like the loser in a knock out prize fight, across a soft but bumpy surface. The sun, at its highest point in the sky, pressed down with white heat on his eyelids making it impossible to open them. Suddenly, he felt the salvation of cool relief as the parched earthy smell turned to the sweet fragrance of young grass and a shadow inched across his face encouraging him to open his eyes. There stood his mule, Jane, still harnessed to the plow and standing over him just taking a break, in the shady hedgerow, where she apparently had labored to drag it along with his “dead weight” in tow. The shade and cool grass revived him quickly and moments later he was able to untangle himself and stand as he brushed the dust from his face and patted himself down. He leaned against his partner wrapping one arm around her neck as he dug through his pocket, past a wad of sod, for a sugar cube and gently spoke in her ear, ” Darlin’, I doubt that John Deere, my brother wanted me to buy, would have known what to do when I fainted. Good girl.”.


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30 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story: Plow

  1. clark 02/10/2021 / 9:53 pm

    What an excellent (and heart-warming) Six!
    (I don’t doubt for a second that not only is Jane superior to a mechanical tractor, but the John Deere more than likely would cost him is life rather than save it.)
    Excellent Six

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/11/2021 / 7:18 am

      I imagined the tractor running him over too! Thank you for you kind review.

  2. GirlieOnTheEdge 02/10/2021 / 9:57 pm

    What a sweet Six!
    Animals have way more intelligence and potential for caring than humans give them credit for 😀

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/11/2021 / 7:19 am

      Animals are our partners. There’s no doubt we need them. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Liz H 02/10/2021 / 10:10 pm

    Jane saves the day!
    I loved this Six!

  4. Pat Brockett 02/11/2021 / 12:49 am

    What a great opening line to this SSS! I could just picture this. Wonderfully written SSS!

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/11/2021 / 7:13 am

      I had hoped the “picture” came through. Thank you very much!

  5. Joyce P Lansky 02/12/2021 / 12:31 pm

    I could never get through this pandemic if not for my sweet animals!

  6. The Vintage Toy Advertiser 02/13/2021 / 2:18 am

    I liked how he was dreaming of being a tater roasted, then awoke to the reality of what the heat actually was. Brilliant Six. Good for Jane there!

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/13/2021 / 8:12 am

      Much appreciated. Sometimes ideas write themselves. 😉

  7. striver1 02/13/2021 / 9:01 am

    I continue to enjoy your writing and fresh approach to each prompt.

  8. ceayr 02/18/2021 / 5:15 pm

    Fun story, Susan, I might be tempted to try this challenge.
    And thank you for visiting and following Sound Bite Fiction.

  9. oneta hayes 03/07/2021 / 5:54 pm

    Entertaining story in six sentences. You were good at it.

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