Barbed wire tamed the Wild West. It had been Terra Incognita – the land beyond the law. Its business was Beef. Myriad cattle grazed millions of open acres, giving birth a century later to McDonalds and Burger King.
Then came the farmers – Sodbusters. The cost of enough lumber, on the treeless plain, to keep cattle from crops, was exorbitant. But then came the wire salesman, offering a cheap solution that was horse-high, bull-strong, and pig-tight.
Even men with no property deeds objected to being fenced out of once-open land. Wire wars were fought, but eventually, civilization moved west, and peace prevailed.
Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.