The Summer Carpet

I woke up at the crack of dawn as usual, hungry, grumpy, morose. The extended winter had not been kind to me and my family. The fields were frozen, and nothing could grow on them. All we could do was pray, and hope, that at least some of us would be able to make it through the day.
Many hadn’t, like my brother, and my daughter. We’d mourned for them, and then moved on. Life was much too short, and much too fickle, to spend on fretting about the past. We had the future of those who’d survived to think of.
Distracted by all these thoughts, I failed to notice it at first. I gazed with unseeing eyes at the frozen field, at the white snow covering everything….and that’s when it hit me. It was not THAT cold that it would’ve snowed.
Suppressing my growing excitement, I walked closer to the field of white. I was right, it was not snow. It was a carpet of white flowers, stretching as far as my eyes could see. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.
Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent
A pity it would all be trampled upon and chewed off by the afternoon, but we cows needed to eat to survive too.
Written as a part of Sue Vincent’sĀ Thursday Photo Prompt

About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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12 Responses to The Summer Carpet

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    That was not the twist I expected at the end šŸ˜‰

  2. Love cows, they have such beautiful eyes..

  3. Pingback: The Summer Carpet ~ Anurag Bakhshi #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

  4. willowdot21 says:

    New give up hope, try not to despare šŸ’œ

  5. Joleen says:

    The visual on the game brings a traditional feel.

  6. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up: Summer #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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