This week’s snippet is from my recently “benched” WIP “Armoth Ridge”. Not real intense, but a finish on the introduction of a main character (Aaron). A “calm before the storm” moment I suppose.
FAIR WARNING: This is taken from the first creative draft (before any edits or corrections) so be ready for some rough writing! 😉
“Green Acres, it’s your dime.” was how Aaron answered the phone. Steve laughed and asked if he could talk to the pig. “Sorry, but he’s out fixin’ the John Deere right now, can I help you?”.
“So how do ya like the old ranch so far? I hear it’s got a cute mailbox!”
“Yeah, it’s just adorable…”
Aaron was use to L.A. where you either had one of those mailboxes that hung on the porch wall or a mail slot in the door that made the dog feel like it got a special treat everyday about the same time for no apparent reason. He never thought he’d have his very own “cow with a turtle on it’s head” mailbox perched on a 4 x 4 post in his front yard. Just what he needed to help build his image as the new guy in a small town. Who knows, for that matter, it just may! No, he would go to the local hardware store by next weekend and replace it with something a little more reasonable… like a “chicken eating scrambled eggs on a motorcycle” mailbox.
“Hey, it could be worse Aaron… you could have ended up with a doorbell that plays ‘Oooooooklahoma’! Ha! Welcome to small town life buddy!”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah… so what’s the scoop? I take it you’re not thinking of showing me where all the good fishing spots are around here today, or is life really that good in a small town?”
“Maybe later, but for now we’ve got some coffee to drink, papers to look over and a few people’s heads to crawl into. Not as relaxing, but should turn out to be a pretty profitable day come the end of it.”
“Okay, just promise me I get to go fishing before I retire.”
“That’s a promise. Wait… you’re not retiring for another 20 years or so, right??” Steve broke into laughter again at that one. “Just kiddin’ man. We’ll go fishin’ soon enough, you have my word on it.”
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