Topic: campfire tale
Was board at work and started this little story. Just jotted this down so no grammar police.
Billy spent the summer weekends at his grandpa's farm. He did some chores and earned a little pocket change he also got to hang out with his grandpa who he admired very much and Billy knew spending time with him was really why his mom sent him out there anyhow. The work was easy and the weekends flew by. The only thing that bothered Billy were Saturday afternoons just after 3pm the work would be done. His grandpa would go to town to have a drink with his veteran buddies and Billy would be stuck at the farm. the farm had no TV or anything for him to do really.
His grandpa didn't usually get back until 8 or so which was bedtime in the house. Billy would pass the time before he made his dinner by exploring the surrounding foothills and the ancient rusted equipment collection his grandpa has amassed in the barn. There wasn't much out by the farm but there was one place that he was told not to go and that was a fenced off field at the end of the south property line. It was part of the old Wilson farm which had been unoccupied well before his gramps bought the land 30 years ago. All the buildings had burnt or had fell down and the only thing that was left was this huge field with an old dilapidated fence around it and towards the middle on a little hill in the only spot not covered in weeds as high as corn was a scarecrow on a poll.
Because it was so far from the fence and in the haze of the afternoon summer sun Billy never could make out that scarecrow very well, what it looked like what it was made out of etc... one Saturday when coming back from a hike he approached the fence and saw an animal trail through the weeds. He figured it must have been made by deer and when he stood on the fence it looked to go all the way up to the little hill in the middle of the field. It was only four thirty and a good two hours before it would start getting dark so the idea of a little adventure was too much, he hoped the fence without a thought and landed right on the trail.
Any good should I finish?
Last edited by swollenguy (2010-09-28 11:56:16)