Short Story by Lyn Cote
(Copyright 2010 Lyn Cote)
Sarah stood behind her freckled, about-to-enter-kindergarten son. Affectionately she finger-combed his red curls. On the way home from her new job and Danny's new daycare, they'd stopped at the roadside produce stand.
"Well…" The tall, good-looking man in denim eased out of his lawn chair, then stood up by the weather-beaten stand. "Do you think a watermelon needs roping?"
"But you got on a cowboy hat." Danny pointed to the battered straw hat shaped like a Stetson the man wore.
"No, this is my melon hat. Always wear it when I work the melon patch and this stand."
"Oh." Danny's voice showed his disappointment.Sarah sighed inwardly. She knew all about the kind of disappointment that comes when appearances were deceiving.... (For the rest of the story visit Strong Women Brave Stories here)