Getting it together..
Olivia’s bangs were plastered to her sweat drenched forehead. The old rested mower sputtered to a halt. A poof of dark smoke filled the air.
“That’s just great. Just great,” she grumbled as she shoved the mower under the large,dead pine tree. She barely was able to mow. Leaving just a large circle around the stone put. She could remember all the times spent roasting marshmallows. She shook her head.
“Nothing I can do now.” She made her way inside, wading through the thick grass. Her legs were scrapped by a large dead rose bush. When she finally got to the porch, she plunked down softly onto the stairs, exhausted. Her head pounded, the rhythmic beating filled her ears
Her hand felt raw from holding the mower so tight, hoping she wouldn’t find something that warranted a call to the closest towns police force. The small cabin was nestled in between two towns. Her hometown, Willow Creek, and the sweltering Oasis Springs. She forgot how hot it would get in the summer.
She stood and made her way into the cabin. Since her arrival a week ago, she had tried to make the cabin her home. Her easel was set up next to the kitchen and the bathroom. A long folding chair was set a little ways outside the kitchen. Then there was her air mattress, big enough for one person of average height. Her blue sheets were thrown clumsily over it, trying to make it nicer than it was.
Olivia put her hands on her hips, looking around. She stood for a few seconds before she went to try the stove. It had been around for ages Now thought it was very temperamental, only lighting when it felt like it. She turned the nob, listening to the rhythmic clicking. The flame sputtered and flickers feebly. Olivia sighed and pulled out the small lighter she had started to carry around. Giving it a few clicks, she held the lighter close to where the flame should be. A woosh filled her ears and she pulled the lighter back to see a small flame flickering.
Olivia moved quickly, grabbing a pot and box of off brand mac and cheese from the cupboard.