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Micro Monday: "Harvest"

Harvest

He looked across the fields, his for one more day. The papers were signed yesterday, the movers coming tomorrow, the grid of streets and sidewalks long since mapped out. The soybeans were already a foot out of the ground, their blossoms swaying in the gentle breeze. It was June, an odd time for a farmer to be moving away, but the developers had insisted on it, just as he had insisted on putting one last crop in the ground.

This land was meant to bear rows of crops, not neutral-colored houses; the soybeans would be harvested one last time.

July 10, 2006 in Fiction, Micro | Permalink

Comments

An all-too-familiar occurrence here in Pennsylvania.

A very vivid image. Well done!

Posted by: jason evans at Jul 12, 2006 7:46:41 AM

(Typepad had a major snafu yesterday and lost a huge amount of postings off of their server. Jason Evans at The Clarity of Night left the following comment yesterday, which I'm now attempting to rescue.)

An all-too-familiar occurrence here in Pennsylvania.

A very vivid image. Well done!

Posted by: Pete at Jul 13, 2006 9:09:40 AM