Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt - July 29, 2015
(Write a story that is ripped from the headlines.)
He sat pondering his 14 year old life while reading the tattered piece of newspaper that he kept in his possessions. It was months old, but the alluring headline was still clear.
Homestead Stakes Available - Five years to prove the land and build a house. $2.00 to register the claim.
He had squirrelled away much of his pay over the months since he had first seen the headlines.
Preparations were complete, and it was now time to go.