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Cheaters Never Prosper

A chapter in the book Dribbles And Drabbles


by Brett Matthew West

The farmer tilled the ground. He turned the soil enough to eradicate weeds and pests. Seeding soon followed. Swept up in his labor, he churned past the plot's boundary into a rocky outcropping. An elm had recently been removed. The tiller struck a skull.

He proclaimed, "Possibly somebody's beloved pet."

The old sodbuster knew better. "Hello, Erma. We meet again. Your disappearance left me this homestead. I inherited the property when you abandoned our family. See where your cheating got you?"

The planted corn flourished. Fertilized and limed, with nutrient-rich compost added, their stalks grew strong in the light soil.

100 Word Story writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a story of 100 words. not including the title. Any subject accepted. Must be exactly 100 words.


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