Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham
This my weekly contribution to Monday’s Finish the Story, hosted by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday, Barb supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt. Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link, to read the other stories.
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Genre: Humor Fiction
Word Count: 3+11+150=164 Words
THE OLD WEST by P.S. Joshi
The neighbors were not happy about my choice of yard art.
My wife stood staring at the statue. It was a sandstone replica of a buffalo and a Native American. It was also in the middle of our front lawn.
“Well,” I said, gazing at it with a far-away look, “It’s a reminder of my youth.”
“Your youth?” said my wife, who was starting to lose patience. “Since when did you spend a youth around Native Americans hunting buffalo on the western plains?”
“Well, I could have.” I said. “I was born in the U.S. west.”
“Yes, sure,” she said smirking, “if you’d been born over four hundred years ago. How did you get it here?”
“You would ask that. I bribed the baggage handlers,” I said, hanging my head.
“The neighborhood committee will never stand for it. They’ll demand immediate removal. It takes up too much space, and space is severely limited. We live under a dome on the moon, Hank, and there are strict rules.”