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Monthly Writing Contest

February 2005 Winner: Glenda Rynn, The Spinning of Tales
Honorable Mention: Mike Dunn, Fruit of the Loom
Honorable Mention: Polly Dunn, A California Spin
View the 2005 Will Write 4 Food catalogue of winners & honorable mentions.

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February Honorable Mention
Fruit of the Loom
by Mike Dunn

      Martha's withered fingers went to work. Her crinkled features folded into a smile as the thread slid through the eye of the needle like it had so many times before. There was a certain sense of comfort in this for Martha. Her tired eyes seemed to glimmer as she sat back and began pumping the old wooden pedal. Memories washed over the woman as the machine cranked out it's familiar rhythm. Even though it had been eons since her Mother first taught her the craft, she couldn't help but think that she was still watching over her every little stitch. The blanket she had learned on had long since deteriorated into a tangled mess of shredded material and tattered threads, but she still kept a piece of it tucked away beside her bed for sentimental purposes.
     Despite the clear skies above, the roar of thunder bellowed in the distance. Martha looked up from her work and down the dusty road at a rapidly growing speck. The roar grew louder as the speck sparkled brightly in the summer sky. With renewed fervor, she sped to finish the job. Martha yanked out her work and slid it on as her biker boyfriend, Gonzo, pulled to a stop.
     "Nice work, Martha." he growled.
     She hopped on the Harley with one quick glance down at the new patch on her leather jacket -- "Heavy Metal Mama".

 

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