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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tea Leaf Tales: Holey moley those cows are big! #FlashFiction

     Last week while visiting our granddaughter in Texas, my husband and I took a road trip to Brenham looking for bluebonnets. Everywhere those flowers dusted fields with magic, but so did this pasture of longhorns which attracted plenty of sightseers. After the previous day spent unsuccessfully searching the South Texas State Fair for said cattle, with my only consolation a plate of tasty brisket nachos, I bolted from the car, hopped through knee-high weeds, camera in hand, and on a mission.
     That mission started when I got married and my dear hubby labored for years to reintroduce beef into my diet and keep his from going cow-free. Not to be indelicate, but my system refused to process any degree of fattiness. Slowly, with extra lean and the best cuts, my metabolism accommodated. Now, almost two decades later, my path is set to seek and sample plenty of Texas barbecue, brisket, and beef ribs. A simple enough goal in that state, but I have to make up for lost time.
     While snapping pics of these ponderous but delectable beasts, I proclaimed to that speckled black and white one, who stood no more than three feet away, a mere horn’s length from my bare legs, “I’m going to eat you.” The steer considered whether I was worth the bother, as I shivered just a little at my boldness and tossed my apple core to make peace with my future dinner long before he reached my tummy.

Tea Leaf Tales is a series of original ten-sentence short stories by Marsha A. Moore, relating to photos/scenes that resonate with her.
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