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.
*Photo compliments of Louise at The Storyteller’s Abode