Friday Fictioneers – Country Matters

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!


Country Matters

“You go and get the hay in, Jack. I’ll be alright.”

Lucy patted her round tummy, and smiled.

“Well, if you’re sure…?” said Jack.

Lucy waited until she heard Jack whistle the dog and slam the back door before she slumped down. The smell of the bacon she’d cooked for Jack made her queasy.

There was a sudden pain from her abdomen, and a growing sense of wetness. Surely not? Not now!

“Mum? Mum!” Her voice held panic.

By the time Jack had brought in the hay, Lucy was sitting cuddling her new-born.

“He’s got your eyes, see,” she said.

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35 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Country Matters

    • Dear Rochelle
      Thank you for your happy comment. Lucy’s labour wasn’t unusually short; days haymaking are long!
      Yes, my Jack was a good man doing what he must to provide for his family.
      Penny xx


  1. Back when childbirth was a matter of the course of life, and not a medical issue. Not that it was better then, just different. Jack must hve been a bit surprised at the “harvest” waiting for him in the house 🙂

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