Friday Fictioneers – Hell’s Angel

ff100413Day after day the old fool would be ploughing his fields. Nobody else was ploughing. He seemed obsessed.

No ordinary plough though for Zebediah Higgins. Made it himself he did. Looked like one of them choppers. You’d see him lying back, ploughing away. “Born to be wild” blaring out from his radio. It just wasn’t normal.

Zeb’s wife had gone missing recently. It seemed to tip him over the edge. He now ploughed more furiously than ever. Elsie had been his rock. They argued incessantly but loved each other dearly.

One more plough and they’ll never find her grinned the mad old farmer.

This is my entry in this week’s 100 word writing challenge over at Friday Fictioneers.

36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Hell’s Angel

  1. zookyworld

    What a wild story! I really enjoyed your description of Zebediah Higgins (a fantastic name, by the way), then you tossed in the surprise about his wife. Well written stuff here.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      I can let you into a secret. Zebediah was originally called Bert. Then decided I liked the idea of a really old fashioned first name with a relatively plain surname. Seems to have a nice ring to it.

      Glad you enjoyed both the story and the writing. Thanks.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      What I am trying to do here each week is get better at creative writing. I may only be taking tiny steps but compliments like yours and several others give me the confidence to keep at it. Thanks!

  2. jwdwrites

    Brilliant Paul, really funny. You look like you had a blast with this one, and now every time I see that picture I’m going to have that song in my head! Well done. 🙂


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