The mountains stood guard and the river lapped gently against the rocks. Darin took in the view of his new home in a new land.
Later, he walked downtown passing a herd of cows along the way. He suddenly grinned and took out his cell phone, stopped by one rather large cow, rested his right elbow on the animal’s rear, stretched out his left arm and was all set to take a selfie when he found himself flying through air, as the animal gave him a vicious kick with his hind legs.
Seeing stars Darin wobbled to his feet, when an amused voice asked him if he was alright, holding out his smashed phone.
This was how Darin met Hanna, got married and on their first anniversary, presented her with a personally caved set of Swiss cows. The first one was covered with vibrant coloured bunches of Edelweiss and Jasmine, her favourite flowers, the second was painted with betel leaves, which Hanna had rubbed gently onto his bruised face, that fateful day they’d met.
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
During the “Pakistan-Switzerland Friendship Exhibition”, two life-size models of Swiss cows painted by the Phool Patti team of artists in traditional Pakistani truck-art, were put on display to be used as a guest book and at the end of 3 months they were auctioned for charity. (source: facebook.com/phoolpatti1/posts/399218703617994)