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Creative Writing Continuation 'of Mice And Men' By John Steinbeck

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The cold harsh winds of the winter whistled through the ranch. Nothing moved, the grounds lay bare the only sign of life was an illuminated window on the far side of the silent ranch. The light came from a small wooden shack; the shack appeared newer than the rest of the weather worn buildings, it also looked better cared for than the other buildings. Next to the shack was a small garden and in it were gravestones. Two were lined side by side, but another sat lonely in the corner of the garden. The lonely gravestone was simple it was made from wood unlike the other two that had been carefully crafted out of stone. Then a creak echoed around the garden and the shack, it was no louder than a whisper but in a place where nothing made a single noise it seemed loud. The door of the shack rolled open, a small elderly man appeared holding a tattered leather bag. He slung it over his shoulder, he took a step outside, and he shivered as a gust of chilling wind passed over him. He looked back into the shack, deciding whether to put a coat on. He briskly emerged from the shack once more still with no coat or gloves or any added clothing but a gun. He took the gun and carefully wrapped it in a piece of cloth he had taken from his trouser pocket. He then lowered his wrinkled hand which clutched the gun back into his pocket. He limped badly stopping and wincing in pain. He soldiered on still clutching the gun in his pocket. He reached the entrance to the garden; he limped through the battered wooden gate, as he passed it let out a loud screech. The elderly man quickly scanned around him looking whether his carelessness had aroused any one from their business. He waited a while then let out a sigh of relief as no one had appeared from there bunkhouse.The elderly man first limped over to the isolated gravestone, he almost immediately dropped to his knees he began to weep violently he buried his face in his aged hands. He began to whisper "why? Why did you have to do it?" he dropped his arms to his sides and then began to shout "you son of a bitch we coulda' got a nice little place and settle down we coulda', me you n' candy had enough!" he dropped his head and just stared at the ground, his eyes were filled with so much pain and anger the tears welled from each eye hitting the ground and disappearing instantly. Between the intervals of the gusts of wind, which had become much more violent now, soft footsteps could be heard. The sound became louder and louder but the old man hadn't heard as he was rummaging through his tattered bag. A young man appeared from around the side of the shack. He was small and had long jet black hair which he flicked back every time the wind blinded him with it. He saw the old man crying and he slowly advanced cautiously. He stood five metres away from the old man who was still crying. Before he asked:"George isn't it?" The old man span quickly round, he hid his bag behind his back."What are you doing? Why are you here? He shouted. The...

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