Writing Prompt: Cow and Wind

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Cow and Wind

Brittany jolted awake. She looked at the clock. It was three in the morning. The sound of the alarm was jolting on her alarm. She couldn’t figure out the reason she would have put an alarm for three. Then everything hit her at once causing her to sit up straight in her bed fully awake. 

Todd had had an accident while out riding one of the new horses. He was okay, but he was out of commission for a while due to his leg being broken in four places. This put the farm down a hand. Naturally, they called Brittany knowing she’d drop everything to come to help the family. 

She dressed quickly and made her way to the kitchen. She needed a good meal if she was going to tough out what was in store for her. She noticed a note left for her in the kitchen detailing everything she would be doing for the day. She spent a few moments reading over everything before deciding what to eat.

“Wow, Todd. Did you leave any chores for the rest of the family?”

“Not if I could help it.”

“Gees, Todd! You scared me. What are you doing awake? Shouldn’t you be resting?”

“I’ve slept for four days now. I came to see if my baby sister would need to ask me anything before she started her long day.”

“Actually, I do. About the cow…”

“Betsy. She just had her first calf a week ago. There have some complications, but things seem to be okay now. You just have to be careful with her. She’s still testy.”

“Lovely. It looks like the wind is strong today.”

“Yes, it does. Sadly, we have to brave through it so we can get everything done. I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful. I also don’t think you should be doing this all by yourself. I asked for Brad. Not you. Not that I don’t love you, sis.”

“Brad’s gone, Todd. He decided that his secretary was a better fit for him than me.”

“Excuse me?”

“I don’t really want to talk about it.”

“Okay. Fine. But when my leg heals, I’m heading up to Indiana to talk to the fucker.”

“Todd, please. It’s just not worth it.”

“You should come home. We need you here. Mom needs you. You’re her only daughter. She worries about you every day.”

“I’ll think about it. Let’s see how my stay goes and then we’ll talk about it.”


“I promise. Now, since you’re already up. How about some breakfast? Want me to make my usual comfort filled breakfast?”

“You talked me into it! You sure know how to take care of a man.”

“That’s debatable.” 

“Hey, now. Don’t go talking about my favorite sister like that!”

“I’m your only sister!”

“That just makes you all the more special to me!”

“You’re such a charmer.”

“I do try my best.”

The silence that filled the room after the conversation was comfortable. She couldn’t help smiling at the whole ordeal. She had missed her brother. He always took care of her and looked after her. If she was being honest, she missed being home. But sometimes it just felt like Mississippi wasn’t big enough for her. She felt smothered. Other days it felt like she was struggling to breathe being away.

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