“Fences are to keep you safe, don’t jump them”
“But Dad – how do I learn about what’s on the other side?”
“You need to learn the rules son”
“But what’s more important – rules or ‘to learn’?”
“Too many questions – we’ll be late. Lot of work before we can eat; your sisters may go hungry to bed again.”
He did jump the fence. Sitting by the fireplace he reads the letter.
Am sorry, but I had to jump the fence. And I found the pines with golden acorns. Sending my first haul with Huck, while I stand guard. Get the village folk, there’s plenty for all. No one will go hungry to bed again.
I missed FF for 2 weeks – and missed them bad. Was shunting between cities to take care of ailing mom; finally she is out of hospital and recovering at home !
You can see the other Fictioneer’s take from the froggy link below –