Molly’s Moments

Molly looked across the ripening wheat field.  The bristled heads brushed against her hands as she walked.  Here was solitude.  Here was space.  Here were no brothers to torment her; no adults to restrain her.  This was her place.  No matter that it would be mown down soon.  There were other fields; other silent places.

She looked back toward the big white farmhouse.  There were secrets behind those lace curtains.  She did not like secrets.  She did not like darkness.  She especially did not like the night.  She turned her face to the sun and let it wash her with the warmth of summer.

A cold nose in her hand made her jump, then laugh as the silky collie joined her, bringing her thoughts back from the dark places.  She knelt and wrapped her arms around him as he wriggled and tried to cover her face with kisses.  “It’s OK, Sam.”  Molly buried her face in his silky coat.  “We know, you and me.  And that’s enough!”


About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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9 Responses to Molly’s Moments

  1. Very sinister sounding, Donna. You love to leave us hanging like that, don’t you?
    Thank you again for the comments on my story.

  2. I like to write short vignettes like that, and leave the rest to your imagination. There’s a short piece I wrote as a conclusion to the sixth book in the Windfallow series. I pinned the rest of the story on that and it worked out quite well. It didn’t stay as the conclusion but it was the pivot of the main character’s story. Perhaps I’ll send you just that bit via email.

  3. Ina says:

    Nice suspense 🙂

  4. jennifaye says:

    more! more! more! 🙂

  5. love it,

    dark secrets in thoughts, with a lovely pet coming to rescue, well done.

  6. mish says:

    It seems like Molly’s moments are filled with lots of dark memories … but at least she has Sam as moral support !

  7. poetryroad says:

    I LOVED the twist you put on the picture with your short story! Very clever!

  8. wonderful ‘moment’ you’ve created here …. a beautiful piece! well done 🙂

  9. Morning says:

    magical moment captured.

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