Deb at San Diego Momma is hosting PROMPTuesday #24.
The prompt this week is to write something inspired by: “You are in a corn field, with your dog, when all of a sudden, a plastic . . .”
The rules this week are to write an entry of 250 words or less in 10 minutes.
Here’s my entry:
He was walking in a cornfield, with his dog, when all of a sudden a plastic green army man caught his attention. Nestled partly in the soil, with his green plastic gun pointed toward the sky, the tiny fallen hero lay waiting. Perched on the top of a cornstalk, a large black bird watched as the small boy bent down and began digging a hole with his hands. The boy plucked the plastic army man from his half-grave and dropped him into the hole. He picked up a small handful of loose soil, ready to fill the tiny grave. The black bird waited silently for the eulogy, amused. The dog sniffed around the open grave, and the boy hesitated. He reached one hand into the grave and pulled out the green plastic army man, brushing the dirt from it with his other hand. The boy stood, put the green plastic army man in the left front pocket of his shorts, and continued meandering through the cornfield. The black bird flew to another cornstalk, and perched.