working-template-for-ff-challenges26.png“Walter,” muttered Edna. He needed to borrow some gas so he could finish his mowing. George invited him to iced tea on their cool tree shaded porch.

“Sometimes I wish I had a small lawn like you,” Walter said, mopping his brow. “George, you should take some of these trees down. Enhance your property.”

“Walter, I don’t want to hear it again. We like the view as it is, dead trees and all.”

A woodpecker worked its way around a yellow birch. Wrens flitted among the lower branches.

“See,” Edna explained, “We aren’t the only ones who live here.”


A second response for the Carrot Ranch May 17, 2018, prompt: write a story about property values in 99 words (no more, no less).

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