May 2006 Winner: H. Henry Minick, HORRORS!
Honorable Mention: Carol L. Gandolfo, Cotton
Honorable Mention: Mike Dunn,Circus
Honorable Mention: Joyce E. Wheeler, Waiting For Grandpa
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May 2006 Honorable Mention
by Carol L. Gandolfo
Sarah stood on the back porch of her large house and
watched the man load bales of cotton onto the truck.
She pondered the situation for a few minutes then
called him over to help her move some boxes in the
kitchen. After showing him the boxes, she asked.
"What's your name?"
"Joe Pickler," he responded, "But everyone calls me
Sarah giggled. As he bent to pick up another box and
carry it into the storage room, she reached up and
removed a comb from her hair. Long auburn curls fell
to her shoulders. When Cotton turned, she ran the tip
of her tongue over her tinted lips and smiled at him.
An hour later, Cotton emerged from his employer's
home and returned to his job loading bales of cotton
onto farm truck. Inside the kitchen, Sarah's face
turned scarlet as she thought about what she had been
thinking of doing to get back at her husband for his
numerous and long absences and indifference. She took
a sip from her glass of lemonade and looked at the
empty glass on the table across from her. Slowly, she
got to her feet, picked up the glass and took them
both to the sink. As she washed them, she smiled.
She thought about the conversation she had just had
with Cotton about his wife and daughter. She envied
his wife for being married to a man who told loving
stories about his family and showed respect for the
woman in his life. Sarah reached for a cloth to wipe
the glass she was holding and looked forward to Sunday
when Cotton would bring his family for a visit.