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Leslie Anderson Paintings Day 3

18 Oct

Maine writers, here’s a short story contest sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Association and Shanti Arts Publishing. I love this idea. My shorty today was inspired by Anderson’s Hay Day.

Working Title: Man in Overalls
1st Sentence: My father on a tractor was like the Amish on jet-skis or an elephant wearing snow shoes.
Favorite Sentence: Men and their need to name things that have engines, said Mom, as he spit on a bandanna—another element of the farmer costume—and rubbed a fender that couldn’t possibly benefit from the treatment because it had a nasty rust spot.
Word Length: 616

Photo by Stutz.