Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Fields of tin!


I think I'll be silly this week! Here it is, my contribution to Friday Fictioneers with a big thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting it once again.




The other farmers couldn’t believe it when he turned his fertile field into a graveyard for vehicle scraps. They watched open mouthed as he buried doors, engines, fenders and rusty exhausts beneath the soil.

‘I’ll have the last laugh’ he thought, ‘just wait and see’

One night it rained, really rained. When he drew back his curtains in the morning, where his golden crops once grew cars sprouted from the ground.

'Much more money in metal than maize' he thought as a satisfied smile spread across his face. 'They can keep their fields of gold!'

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25 comments:

  1. There has to be a trick to grow those gas-guzzlers.

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    1. I'm sure there is! Thanks for calling in.

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  2. Hah! We both had the same idea!

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    1. Seems we did! Nice to see you Dale

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  3. I'm really interested to know what that picture was really about. Like cars fell from the sky...

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    1. Me too but I think I've come pretty close to what actually happened!

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  4. Metal than maize... too true nowadays :(

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  5. Dear Keith,

    Hm...maybe I'll go plant some metal in my back yard.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. You never know! Thanks Rochelle and thanks for hosting.

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  6. Clever! And the place is Cadillac Ranch in Armarillo, Texas. You can read a little about it here: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2220. Cheers!

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    1. Well well! Thanks for that. I must visit - the website that is!

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    2. You're most welcome. I think the website is as close as I'll get, too. I'd much rather join you on more cultured trips. ~grin~ Best wishes!

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  7. I need some of that soil! LOL This was lovely!

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    1. It's pretty powerful stuff! Thanks Yolanda

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  8. Curiously there is a serious side to this as it is only by being innovative that new ways of achieving things can be found. If it can happen in medical science why not industry!

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    1. Very true, although I can't claim that had occurred to me when I wrote it!.I'm going to plant a tin can right now and see what happens!

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  9. Hehe. You and Dale, you'll revolutionize agriculture. Such a fun read!

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    1. We'll make it more interesting! Glad you liked it.

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  10. Very imaginative, Keith. I'd like such cars to grow on my farm too :D

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    1. It's worth a try! Thanks for dropping by Shilpa

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  11. you want to kill the auto industry

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  12. LOL If only it happened like that.

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