Three years ago, if you asked an 18 year old Beth Greene where she’d be when she was 21, waitress and single mother was not even an entertaining option. Yet, here she is. Loosely inspired by the Sara Bareilles song, She Used To Be Mine
He hurried to the vehicle and saw the blonde head leaning against the steering wheel, not moving. Thinking the worst he muttered “Shit,” as he pulled the door open. But her head came up quickly and her eyes went right to him, scared looking and with tears running down her face.
banner courtesy of gneebee
When Beth finds herself a widow with two young sons to care for, she heads back home, to the farm she grew up on. Wanting to give her boys a good solid upbringing, she cant help but worry if she is making the right decision? Is she ruining her boys life? Will they be happy? And what about the neighboring farmer?
“I’m Beth Greene. I’m sorry if she was botherin’ you; she can be like a little escape artist sometimes.” She sticks her right hand out, while her left immediately goes to the kid’s head.
“Daryl Dixon.” He shakes her hand quickly and drops it as his eyes glance down. The kid’s just staring up at him with a big grin on her face.
“This is my Momma. Ain’t she pretty?”
Beth laughs. “Sorry, she’s four so we’re just learning social graces. I bought the house next door and we’re moving in.”
3rd Place Best One-Shot for 2015 Moonshine Awards
Beth is a young single mother who is trying to get her baking business off the ground. She works from home and is observant of those around her. She knows of the two men who live in the apartment across from her. One comes home late at night, drunk and stumbling into walls, and the other is quiet, hardly speaking at all.