“Hey boys, how ’bout y’all makin’ yer Ma some wind chimes?” called Joshua.
“Yessum, Pa!” answered Joshua’s three boys. All three of ’em were scratchin’ to beat the band. Everybody was. The dang mosquitoes was out in force that year. Well the boys of Joshua Folkes thought big, real big. Soon, they had a plan.
It took near three days to collect all the cans and assemble them. The wind chimes they made were so big they hung ’em at Pritchart’s Pine. Yeah, they was that big. When them chimes rang you could hear it everywhere. Them boys created the perfect sound, and all the mosquitoes in the county suddenly dropped dead.
They held a celebration in honor of Joshua’s boys. But then, Mayor Hambly stood up and talked fer like forever! He made it sound like the chimes was all his idea and the boys just helped.
That’s when Joshua looked at his boys, saying, “What you got for Politicians?”
Written for Mondays Finish the Story. Each week, Barbara Beacham provides a first-born photo as a writing prompt. She also jump-starts things with the first sentence. This week it’s, “Hey boys, how ’bout y’all makin’ yer Ma some wind chimes?” Look here to see what other folks did with the prompts: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/381/