Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Uncategorized

Velvet Verbosity # 380 – ‘A Donkey Named Clover’

 

 

DONKEY
Clover nuzzled the sweet-smelling ground cover that had inspired her name. She lived here now, on Old Jake’s homestead, having stumbled onto it by accident – or by Divine intervention – after being beaten by her previous owner and barely escaping. Limping through the stormy night, she’d eventually collapsed  in this sweet-smelling field.

Next morning, Jake had found her, huddled in pain and traumatized by her injuries. He’d bathed her wounds, fed her, petted her, and made her his own. She had the run of the farm, but her favorite spot was this field of sweet clover where she spent quiet days being grateful to Old Jake for his love.

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The V.V. challenge this week is the word “Clover.” If you’d like to join the fun and add your 100-word story, hop over to the V.V. home right here:  http://www.velvetverbosity.com/

 

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