The dust swirled round the field. The earth had given them nothing in return for all their hard work again.
Aggie stood on the porch. No sign of Al returning, the urge took him every few weeks. She knew he would be home eventually.
They were all that was left, the last remaining links of a broken family chain.
Now there was just them and the baby that was coming. A new chain about to begin. Maybe this time it would be able to withstand what this country threw at it.
The dust continued to blow as she stepped back inside and closed the door.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
I recently finished reading John Steinbeck’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, so the idea of a family as a chain of support was in my mind when I saw the prompt. An extraordinary book, this is a snapshot of what may have become of Aggie and Al after the end of the novel.
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