Liza’s dad waited ‘nside the barn; toe tappin’, scowl deepenin’. Where was that girl? He’d sent ‘er ten minutes ago ‘n hadn’t seen hide nor hair since.
“Uhmmmooobreuhhh,” lowed Maybelle.
He patted the cow. “I know, girl. I know.”
Right as ‘e settled on fetchin’ ‘is daughter, a glimpse a somethin’ yeller showed in the winder. Shore ‘nough, ’twas Liza. She weren’t movin’ fast, which perplexed the farmer.
“Liza!” he holler’d. “Whatcha dallyin’ fer?”
Sniffin’ and silent, she showed ‘im what she’d bin sent after.
“Why,” her father ‘sclaimed, “There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza. A hole!”
Fetched and carried for Carrot Ranch’s writing prompt.
March 21, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a bucket of water. What is the condition of the water and what is the bucket for? Drop deep into the well and draw from where the prompt leads!
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