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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tea Leaf Tales: Rooster Crossing ONLY!

"Slow down, Vern!" Selma clutched the dashboard of their old Ford.
"I know, same curve I've driven 'round since I was knee high to a grasshopper driving Pappy's tractor."
"Not that, you old fool, the rooster sign's what I meant," she scoffed at her husband, without a thought after fifty-some years of marriage that he'd half listen to her.
"Yeah, I reckon that's new all right. Chickens been crossing here from Murdock's to McCallister's for decades, so why'd they go and put up a sign to tell everyone who already knows it?"
"It's like I've been seeing on TV, all this political correctness must've made it out our way." In front of their car, Selma noticed a fat, dandy rooster crossing the road, and the dozen or more brood hens huddled together back a ways. "Strange, but it looks to me like them hens don't think they're allowed to cross no more."
Vern pointed to a sign on the Murdock's barn that read "NO EGGS" and shook his head. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Tea Leaf Tales is a series of original ten-sentence short stories by Marsha A. Moore, relating to photos/scenes that resonate with her. 
Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her COON HOLLOW TALES of paranormal romance and her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous epic fantasy romance. For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.