Friday Fictioneers

Written for Rochelle and Dale: https://adelectablelife.com/2020/06/24/city-mouse-goes-country-friday-fictioneers/

Lainey’s job

Lainey walked to the coop. There were at least a dozen chickens so collecting the eggs required a basket. Of course, like almost every morning, Lainey forgot the basket in the shed and would try to carry them without dropping any. She knew her dad would count how many there were. He said he didn’t do it to check on her, rather he did it to make sure all the hens were still laying. Her dad told her that after about two years, maybe three, most hens stopped laying eggs, sort of like women getting too old to have babies.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

19 Comments

    1. I always try to carry too much, knowing the fate, but somehow thinking it won’t happen. Like groceries. Will it really kill me to walk to the car one extra time so that I don’t drop cans or fruit all over the driveway?

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