#AtoZChallenge: #ShortStory – Letter H

Words for the AtoZ Challenge are randomly chosen using Random.Org.  Words used for letter H are:  

  • HHen
  • Hick – unsophisticated country  person
  • Heady – intoxicating
  • Haggle – argue about cost/terms
  • Hostler – one who cares for horses in a stable or Inn

Heidi took in a heady breathe of clean fresh country air as she watched her daughter hurrying about the yard, running here and there amongst the clucking  hens.  It felt good to be back in the country and she felt at home here.  More so than she had felt in all the years that she had been living in the city.  So what if people though her a hick.  Heidi much preferred the quiet and fresh clean air of the country.  She knew she had made the right decision moving back out to her parents farm following a messy divorce  after years in a disastrous relationship

The farm had originally belonged to her mother’s great parents who had in turn sold it, after a bit of a haggle, to the man who would eventually marry her grandmother.  Her grandfather.  Her grandfather had worked hard as a hostler, saving up money to buy the farm.  Heidi had heard the story many times about how he had been so in love with her grandmother and knew how much the little farm had meant to her.  He also knew that her parents were aging and no longer able to run the farm as well as they use to be able to.  Heidi’s grandfather improved on the farm and eventually, the farm was passed on to her mother.  One day, Heidi knew, this farm would be passed on to her own daughter.  

Like most parents, Heidi hoped her daughter would one day meet a man who would love this farm as much as her daughter seemed to.  One who would not take her away from it as her own ex-husband had.

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Join Me in the month of April as I write “Alphabet stories” each day featuring a different letter from A to Z for the A to Z Challenge.

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