home for winter….
Photo Prompt for the #FridayFictioneers at Madison Woods, come read the stories inspired by writers and ‘want to be’ writers. The photo prompt was taken by Amanda Gray. A fun exercise to hone your skills! My attempt follows and as always I want to know what you think!
Prairie grasses bowed to the north wind, the sky grew dark and the sun unceremoniously slid below the horizon making the prairie disappear, becoming one with the ebony sky. Ol’ Dammit’s sudden change in gait alerted Matt that they were nearly home. The soft glow of a coal oil lamp brought a smile to his near frozen face. He nudged ol’ Dammit and the pack-horse into a gallop.
Rose stoked the fire and stirred the beans. The rush of cold wind startled her when Matt blew in, his long trek for supplies and her lonely wait, over. Spring’s promise moved within her as snow silently began to blanket the prairie.