The Windfall


“It’s impossible to get a good price for cattle nowdays, Desiree,” Clint said as he passed through the kitchen.

“What’s wrong, honey?” she replied.

“I’ve taken all the cattle to Ed Davenport to be evaluated and priced except that one calf that’s too young. The price of cattle is pretty low. I’m just afraid we won’t get the price we need to change our business model.”

Clint and Desiree had inherited Clint’s father’s ranch and were looking to start a large organic farming operation in place of raising cattle. They had environmental concerns. One was the bee population in their area of the U.S.

The phone rang. It was Ed. The price he gave Clint for the cattle would more than give them the startup capital for their dream. They danced around the kitchen, celebrating.


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6 comments on “The Windfall
  1. Sweet story! So glad they got the price for their cattle they were hoping for! Just a reminder to you to link up your story to the InLinkz Story Board so others can read your story.


  2. Hi, Iā€™m majesticgoldenrose, and I am glad you liked my prompt. Great post, btw! So exciting that it works out for them šŸ™‚


  3. milliethom says:

    A welcomed phone call from Ed and, hopefully, better times ahead for Clint and Desiree. šŸ˜ƒ


  4. michael1148humphris says:

    The world would be a much poorer place without bee’s, I enjoyed the way that you developed this story.


  5. What a hopeful closure. I can imagine their worry and now things are looking up. I enjoyed reading this šŸ™‚


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