He finished tying off the supplies on the pack mule and turned around to his sister-in-law Rose. Her eyes locked onto his. She wrapped her hands around a smooth handled shovel and as if for emphasis, stabbed it into the ground.
Few people challenged him, yet Rose never wavered. The young widow questioned everyone and everything. Today, he wouldn’t take offense since she’d been out to pile more dirt on Iris’ grave. The ground had settled and he should’ve taken care of it.
Six months ago, they’d buried his wife next to the flowers she loved, a private place just for her, and he still couldn’t bring himself to go out there again. Sadness stirred in his heart, the kind of sadness he expected would follow him the rest of his life.
A hoarse cawing nudged him from his musings, and he spotted a crow perched high on the windmill tower. One of its blue-blac...
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