SAVING THE YOUNG

Buffalos and their young

Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my weekly contribution to¬†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. 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:

https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/mondays-finish-the-story-april-20th-2015/

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 3+14+150=167 Words

SAVING THE YOUNG by P.S. Joshi

They followed the buffaloes and their babies along the trail heading into the woods.

Big Shaggy was the first to spot the wolves. Her calf was the smallest, having been born late in May. It was a female and would remain with her as long as both were alive. She was an experienced mother in her early 30’s. No wolf would get this calf while she had strength left. Two other adult daughters also traveled with her in this herd. They each had larger male calves.

All three adults started to herd calves into the center of the group. The other females noticed and helped. They then formed a fermidable wall in front of the helpless calves.

The wolf pack was hungry and determined. They advanced looking for a break in the wall. The baffaloes stood their ground. One of the less experienced wolves came too close. His body was tossed into the air and came to rest, lifeless. The wolves conceded defeat.

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