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pg: 10.14/ Reaping Dividends (part 2) / four prompts – Jules Pens Some Gems…

#Haiku Happenings #3: Jules’ latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!

Reaping Dividends (part 2)
(Fiction haibun)

I knew that I would spend hours cleaning out the old farm house to get it in the best shape it could be. I’d crank out something I’d be happy to live in. It was never my intention to get rich quick. Geronimo Greene my contractor made sure that the staircases where shored up and that I wouldn’t find warm or cold blooded species hiding in dark corners. While I might squish a fly, save a stray spider, I didn’t need the fragrant odor of a skunk to impede my methodical searching.

The origin of the missing family bible might a derivative of some old community lore. It was said to be stuffed with large bills, and other documents. The simpering relatives had come and gone taking what they thought was valuable. But they hadn’t found the book with the dappled leather cover.

The main chimney could now take up smoke, so I could work shifting the debris, some of which seemed to weigh at least fifty pounds. I don’t think the family even bothered to go into the attic or the basement. Nor had they located the secret cavity under the old dusty braided rug in the pantry…

strong October moon,
Hunter’s light through old windows;
A rhythmic searching

©JP/dh
Part 1 can be found Here
— Read on julesinflashyfiction.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/pg-10-14-reaping-dividends-part-2-four-prompts/

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