Privet’s Farm ~ Faustian Deal


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Privet’s Farm, isolated from other farms sat exposed to the elements.

And in the dismal weather nobody noticed the man braving nature to reach the remote location, not even the inhabitants of the farm. They’d have known him for a harbinger of sorrow.

One knock at the door and Linda Privet opened, her eyes widening in shock. And then understanding shone in her eyes. Recognizing he must have come to evict them for failing to pay her father’s debts, she invited the man inside. The harvest this year wouldn’t come close to matching what her father owed.

Instead he came with an offer. Because she had four younger siblings and a mother whose mind was gone, Linda had no choice. She signed her life and soul away: a small price to ensure her family had a roof over their head and a chance at a future.

©scolpron2016

145 words

In response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Finish Off Friday’s prompt Privet’s Farm

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Michael says:

    Great response to this prompt Stephanie, I like where you took it..

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  2. Excellent — a deal with the devil of a different sort. Thanks for participating!

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    1. Always a pleasure. I should do more short flash fictions. It’s a phenomenal exercise in conciseness 😉.
      Thank you for the prompt and comment.

      Like

  3. julespaige says:

    Now there’s a twist. One wonders how private that exchange was…
    and to remember that once that specter had been an angel.
    And that maybe hope though slim might still exist…

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    1. I’m not sure to be fair although I have numerous ideas…
      I find his fall to be such a sad thing sometimes. I wonder; is there redemption and forgiveness for him to find if he ever sought it? (Story on the way 😜).
      We have to believe so. I do. But then I’m a hopeless optimist sometimes.

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      1. julespaige says:

        Keep the ideas spinning – write on!

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