The Neighbor


The last time Pat saw her neighbor, they argued. That was almost a year ago. The last time they spoke, they discussed, but it was a really an argument. Even a veiled threat from him.

Then, there was an emergency. A little boy was lost in their farming neighborhood.  Everyone pitched in to help look for the little boy. He helped too. His children were with him. Pat assured him she would watch them. She had always loved them.

He walked over and hugged her. Pat still doesn’t understand. He didn’t like her anymore.

They found the little boy in the field behind the old scarecrow. Hiding. Pat considered hiding from the neighbor.

FFfaw Challenge

*Photo compliments of Louise at The Storyteller’s Abode





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9 comments on “The Neighbor
  1. How sad. The neighbor doesn’t seem to let the argument go and let bygones be bygones. Great story! Welcome to the FFfAW challenge! We are happy you have joined us!

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  2. sailajaP14 says:

    I love this! You say so much, in a few words. The impact, therefore, is quite strong. Very thought-provoking! 😀


  3. So even after that incident, the neighbor went back to disliking Pat? How
    was sad for Pat. Some people are just stuck in their ways. Great take of the photo prompt!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Suspicions, intrigues and unforgiveness, a great mix in a story.


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