Redneck Wind Chimes

Photo Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my contribution for this week toย Monday’s Finish the Story, hosted by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday, Barbara 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.

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Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 5+11+150=166 Words


“Hey boys, how ’bout y’ll makin’ yer Ma some wind chimes.”

Ma Wilkes had been to the city to visit Cousin Flo. Flo had somethin’ hangin’ on her porch she called “wind chimes.” Flo was always buyin’ some new thing from her favorite catalog. Her husband had a good job at the mill.

Ma liked the tinklin’ sound and thought, “Now this is real class.”

Back home, she called her boys together. Luke, Micah, and Jed came in and gathered round. “What you want, Ma?” She had that determined look they knew so well.

Ma explained and the boys agreed. They loved Ma and always listened to her even though the youngest of them was past forty. Even before Pa died she’d been the boss. Besides, she did all the cookin’.

The trash was checked. Empty cans and some old cord was found. They could all whittle.

Ma could hardly wait. In two days the boys gave her their finest effort.

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22 thoughts on “MA AND THE WIND CHIMES

  1. the youngest is past 40 ? Do they also have a life besides making wind-chimes for their mother? Nice story …I guess it would be great to have such dedicated boys ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. I thought I was only reading a nice story about Ma and her three boys, but wait… did you say the little one was only 40. ๐Ÿ™‚ Is she happy on getting those wind chimes? It’s important, otherwise they might have to stay hungry or eat tasteless food. ๐Ÿ™‚


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