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|A Seed, Once Planted (standard:other, 898 words)|
|Author: Andrew Dayton||Added: Apr 29 2009||Views/Reads: 1932/1281||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|24 Hour Writing Contest Submission, April, 2009 Topic has to be touched upon only. Topic is shown below. "Silly Scilla, silly Scilla," the young girl sang, as she pushed another tiny blue flower into her hair. She knew she would have to|
Click here to read the first 75 lines of the story Scilla couldn't stop thinking about the gold in her pocket. She might even be richer than the Massa. She would buy the freedom of all the slaves in their row if there was enough. Someday, Mamas everywhere would be naming their girls after her! The day dragged on for Scilla, but Mamm could feel the sun moving across the sky far too quickly. At the end of the workday, they walked back to their shack, Scilla plucking the violets from her hair as they walked. When they got to the shack Papa was already washing up and Mamm started fixing dinner. All three were quiet throughout dinner, lost in their thoughts; Mamm and Papa exchanging glances over the candle. After dinner Papa sat Scilla on his lap and brushed her hair lovingly. After a while he hugged her tight and sent her off to bed where she soon fell asleep. At the table, Mamm's face shone in the candle light as tears, long held inside, coursed down her cheeks. She and her husband clasped hands on the rough table. Mamm closed her eyes and whispered “Oh Lord, I know Scilla got to be sold away tomorrow. Please give her to a good massa and protect her like she one of your angels.” Before long Mamm rose and went to kiss Scilla goodnight. Seeing the bulge in her apron she reached in and pulled out the purse. Opening it, she tilted it toward the candle light and peered inside. A handful of violets, already starting to wilt, lent their sweet odor to the mildewing leather purse. Mamm tucked it back into Scilla's pocket, kissed her and blew out the candle. Tweet
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