Ben stood up, rubbing his back and grimacing in pain. He and his sons had been chiseling through rock hard ground, going on eight hours now.
The beauty of the landscape had disappeared long ago, leaving desolate what had once been paradise. As far as the eye could see lay dry dirt.
He swung the pick-ax again and again, another hour then another.
A flicker of dark earth below appeared and he smiled, digging further. “Keep digging! Boys, keep digging!” Even yet another impending drought and its arid wind could not eliminate the promise of water below.
The deep crater filled with water, rising slowly. Ben leapt into the air, filling it with loud bellows of laughter. “Boys, we hit water! We’ll start drilling tomorrow!”
Raising his fist and shaking it to the sky, Ben shouted, “Take that, Jerry Brown! My land has water, and it’s mine!”
In your face!
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