"Max and Danielle" Chapter 1 Part 2

Nancy CzerwinskiStarred Page By Nancy Czerwinski, 26th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/dn8bahrm/
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It's planting season on the farm and everyone is busy preparing the fields. Max has been fixing the farm equipment during the day and spending as much time as possible with Danielle. His devotion to Danielle shows in everything he does.

A thunderstorm

Max woke up to the sound of lightning and thunder. There was so much to do to prepare for planting and the weather was going to set everything back a day. Danielle was sound asleep next to him. He could hear her softly breathing. They would be able to spend a little down time together until the rain let up. He quietly got out of bed so he wouldn't disturb her. He was going to go downstairs and see what was in the pantry for breakfast. He started the coffee. He had a lot of experience with making coffee when he was at the food pantry and at Miss Renee's rooming house. Max made a big pot to share with the farm hands when they came in. He looked out the window and there wasn't a soul around. It was raining too hard for anyone to be outside.

Mid morning

Danielle was sitting at the kitchen table looking out the window. The rain wouldn't stop. It seemed like it was coming down in buckets. The fields were probably starting to flood. This was not a good thing. Planting season was here and all anyone could do was wait until the rain stopped. Max was having toast and looking over some instructions for one of the tractors. It was an older tractor and Max was having a hard time getting it started. The rain actually gave him a little down time. Danielle was worried. If it kept raining the valley could flood. That would cause havoc in the area.

Flooding the valley

As the morning turned into the afternoon the rain continued. Jake came in the through the back door and announced that the valley had begun to flood. There was a group of guys that were going to go out and see if anyone needed help. Max volunteered to go along. He put on his boots and rain gear and kissed Danielle goodbye. He said he'd be back as soon as they were finished checking out the area. Danielle was worried because when the valley flooded the water would be swift moving and dangerous. The valley had only flooded twice in her lifetime but she used to listen to the stories her dad would tell. When the valley flooded lives were lost.

Danielle is home alone

Danielle hated to think that Max was out in the storm. Jake knew his way around and the guys were strong able bodied men but water currents could pull a person under and drowning was a real possibility. There was an old boat in the barn that Jake used when he went out on the water. Danielle had seen him pulling it out of the barn. She wanted the guys to help save anyone they could but she didn't want them to be in danger.

Early evening

By early evening Danielle was getting really worried. She thought Max would have been back by now. The house was feeling chilly so she decided to start a fire in the fireplace. She'd put a pot of chili on the stove. She knew the guys would need something warm when they got back. Danielle wasn't worried about the farmhouse because it was on a hill but the fields were another story. This flooding would set them back on planting. She just hoped that everyone in the area was okay. She said a silent prayer.

To be continued

"Max and Danielle"

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Breakfast, Coffee, Equipment, Farm, Lightning, Planting Season, Rain, Thunder

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I'm a mother and a grandmother. I love to write and be creative. If I can make one person smile I've done what I set out to do.

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author avatar Retired
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Max is hopelessly devoted. I love it!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Steve, thank you for the moderation and the gold star.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Jessica, thank you so much for following along with Max. He is devoted to Danielle. Everyone needs someone like this. I liked him so much I couldn't give him up so now I'm back to writing about him.

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author avatar Retired
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Too bad all of that flood water could not be sent to the arid Southwest. But the government won't fund pipelines or infrastructure that would serve the people in dry areas and relieve the flooded areas of surplus water.

Max and Danielle must be living in the Mississippi-Missouri basin. They really get rain there.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Apr 2015 (#)

LeRain, your comment is exactly why I must say I love you. I know there are so many places that are in dire need of water. I think your idea for getting water to these places would work but as you say it's all about the government money. If we can fund so many unnecessary projects why can't we do something that will really help our people. If this actually could take place all the restrictions on water could be lifted and life would be good for everyone. It would be a win win solutions. Great comment!

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author avatar Kingwell
27th Apr 2015 (#)

I can see this is going to be another exciting story. Blessings.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Kingwell, thank you for following along with Max and Danielle. I hope I live up to your expectations. Remember I love anything to do with the weather. Smiles and Blessings to you!

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author avatar Carol Roach
27th Apr 2015 (#)

I certainly hope that they are okay

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Carol, thank you for reading along. I know being out in flood water is very dangerous. I'm personally afraid of water and I'm actually on an emergency response team. Volunteers are so important but it's dangerous for them too. Smiles to you!

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author avatar snerfu
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Nice, adventure down in the valley...is it going to be a friend who breaks his arm or sheep ... I can see a lot of things. Okay hit us with it.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Snerfu, you are awesome! I loved your comment. I needed a valley and LeRain was kind enough to supply me with one so this story is in Mississippi. I know it's dangerous around the Mississippi river when it floods. Smiles to you!

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author avatar snerfu
28th Apr 2015 (#)

Read the next part, and it is making me anxious. Here is to the next part.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
28th Apr 2015 (#)

Snerfu, thank you so very much for following along with Max and Danielle. The next part is very intense. I'm afraid of water so can you imagine how I felt when I wrote it. Smiles to you today!

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author avatar Shamarie
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Congrats on the star page for this part, Nancy! I like reading about the love between Max and Danielle!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Shamarie, you are so kind to me and I thank you for that. Thank you for the awesome comment. Blessings today and always.

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author avatar Debbie Kay
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Such a wonderful piece of work to share with all of us. Made my day reading this one.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Debbie Kay, thank you so much for reading my story. I'm so glad you liked it.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
28th Apr 2015 (#)

Thunderstorms are my absolute favorite. Hopefully they won't have too much of a setback with all of that flooding. Congrats on that shiny gold star too!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
28th Apr 2015 (#)

Sherri, I'm so happy you are following along with my story. I know you are busy so I'm sending smiles and hugs your way.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Apr 2015 (#)

This chapter is already flooded with comments Nancy! I am sure no one is getting killed, injured maybe!

For farmers in India their work proves a gamble with weather leading to suicides too, sadly. I recall a Chinese saying - never forget the source when drinking water - siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
30th Apr 2015 (#)

Siva, thank you so much for reading this part and commenting. Thank you for sharing the part about the farmers in India. I had no idea that some farmers chose to end their lives. That is so sad to me. Blessings to you!

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