Making Hay

Friday Fictioneers for February 21.

The challenge: Write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt.

Play along by writing your own, reading others and/or commenting on the flashes we fictioneers create.

My piece weighs in this week at 99 words.

Copyright Sandra Cook

Copyright Sandra Cook

Making Hay

Distracted. Most people who knew Trixie had used that word to describe her. While she was growing up, teachers never understood why she couldn’t just pay attention.

Trixie was smart and energetic. When she failed to complete a task, the word “lazy” never popped into anyone’s mind. She made her energy work in her favor, and before she was five years out of college, she had become sole proprietor of a successful small business.

Her husband took care of the financials. He could attend to niggling details. Trixie was more interested in making hay while the sun still shined.


23 thoughts on “Making Hay

  1. Clever use of the idiom 🙂

  2. Just goes to show you aren’t defined by what others perceive.


  3. Haha, cute take on the prompt! Trixie sounds hyper and bubbly and very lovable 🙂

  4. draliman says:

    It sounds like it’s a good thing she has someone to take care of the little details, being a “distracted” sort of person. Nice take on the prompt!

  5. Dear Marie Gail,

    When I was in school I consistently had “doesn’t pay attention” written on my report cards. Now I know I was in the early stages of my writing career. 😉
    We’re all so different. Good that she had a husband who could take care of the finances. Nice take on the prompt and use of our (prime)Thoreau directive.



  6. vbholmes says:

    The right combination of skills and interests to start and run a successful small business. Good story.

  7. Sun says:

    wonderful when partners complete each other in a relationship. enjoyable story.

  8. Even though your line was cliched I liked it. I really liked it. 😉

  9. Sarah Ann says:

    I love the way you use the idiom and turn Trixie’s ‘symptoms’ into a positive.

  10. Good story and well done. It looks like Trixie and her husband were made for each other.

  11. Trixie reminds me a lot of my middle daughter. Well-captured.

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