Friday, May 8, 2015

Signs of Spring

"Let's see," Edna said, always glad to help granddaughter Ellen with her homework. What are signs of spring?

"Here's my list so far," Ellen exclaimed proudly. "Blooming flowers, greening grass, chirping birds, rain showers."

"Good!" Edna said to the third grader. “Does Grandpa have any ideas?”

Ed started to speak but abruptly stopped, holding up his index finger as if to say "Just a sec." Edna handed him a handkerchief to wipe his runny nose. Ed hesitated again, letting out a loud ACHOO that startled Ellen. He coughed repeatedly but was finally able to speak. 

"Earthworms on the driveway."

This 99-word story is my contribution to the May 6 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "write a story that is a snapshot of spring."

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