Rural Romance

snow flakesThe challenge? Write a story in 6 sentences, no more & no less, and if you’d like, share your creation or just visit and comment on others’ ideas, with GirlieOnTheEdge, Denise. The prompt is “PLOW”, and here’s where you join the party: Six Sentence Stories  

Norm leaned back in the truck’s cab as he fired up his snowplow in the February pre-dawn, the scent of morning coffee, ham, eggs, and pancakes fragrant in his clouds of exhalations. He hadn’t brushed his teeth after the sumptuous breakfast that Dee had prepared, instead rinsing his mouth with the dregs of coffee that she would have insisted on throwing on her garden for her spring flowers, sighing in relief that this particular source of reprimand was no longer an issue.

He wondered why he always attracted the nutters from the farmers-only online dating sites.

Lowering the shovel, he slowly moved forward and gently pushed it through the half foot of snow, then scooped and lifted, driving forward through the continuing thick sheets of flakes, to the sinkhole at the edge of his back property. The shovel tipped and dropped its payload into the deep pit, the repository of old refrigerators, wrecked cars, ruined mattresses, and other relationships that didn’t quite work out.

He’d update his dating profile tonight; the right woman had to be out there for him, somewhere.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2021)

Rules of the hop:

Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.

Use the current week’s prompt word.

Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…

Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORD:  PLOW

I chose to follow the quote, by Alistair Cross, included in the prompt reveal, for this one:     “I think horror, when done well, is one of the most direct and honest ways to get to the core of the human experience because terror reduces all of us to our most authentic forms.”

26 thoughts on “Rural Romance

  1. …old refrigerators, wrecked cars, ruined mattresses, and other relationships that didn’t quite work out.”
    My choice for ‘I wish I’d written that’ award for this week’s Six Sentence Story.
    ‘cellent Six

    Liked by 1 person

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