Cow Know How: Three Line Tales

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photo prompt courtesy Jacco Rienks via Unsplash

Highland cattle know, you know. The beast tried to tell him but the slobber coming from his mouth and that pink moist nose made Charles look away, and without the beast’s knowledge they charged Culloden Moor, dropping like flies. It was quickly over but never forgotten but always remembered – the cow is an expert in his field. 

In response to Sonya’s three line tale.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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6 Responses to Cow Know How: Three Line Tales

  1. James McEwan says:

    Subtle and wise words at the end.


  2. calmkate says:

    lol love it 🙂


  3. Clever – but isn’t this a four sentence story, or is that not the idea?


  4. Klara S says:

    It’s a good one… I love the line ‘is an expert on his field’ 🙂


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