Day: April 30, 2015
Alyssa was becoming accustomed to life in the country, helping Jeff raise animals on his Florida farm. Her life, though, changed in ways she could never have imagined when a bull calf was born, with a great amount of difficulty.
A Special Bull by S. A. Molteni is a touching short story told from a couple of unique points of view. A quick read that you’ll find yourself re-reading because of the sympathetic, but utterly realistic way it addresses life on a farm. Told from Alyssa’s point of view from the beginning, after the birth of the bull calf, an animal that is destined for the meat market, it takes a surprising turn that will leave you breathless.
Molteni has a way of describing life on the farm that is charming and heart-warming. This short story in book form will leave you wanting to read more of her work.
An easy five star read!