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!