Statue of Native American & Buffalo

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.

The link for all the other stories is as follows:

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.”

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26 thoughts on “THE OLD WEST

  1. On the moon – I didn’t expect that! Think of all the precious oxygen the baggage handlers must have used lugging the statues there (and how much they’ll use taking them away again!).


  2. Hysterical, Suzanne. I was totally taken by the whole idea of this giant statue showing up on her lawn. Then by his fantasy that it could have been his life. And then it ends up that they’re on the moon! Made me laugh.


  3. Well at least the statuary matches the soil on the moon! You knocked this one right off this planet! 🙂 Thank you again Suzanne for participating in the MFtS challenge, and I hope that you return for the next challenge! Be well… ^..^


    • Thanks, Patrick. I fixed it a bit as I had the wrong first sentence, but it hasn’t changed much. Thank you for the praise. It’s very encouraging. I’m so pleased you liked the story. 🙂 — Suzanne


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