Over the years, she willy-nilly tossed seeds, plants and bulbs into pots and flower beds.
Each spring she felt a thrill of anticipation followed by surprise and delight.
She more or less lived her entire life that way, even when the elements delivered a sucker-punch.
Photo by Artistry by Adele
Great story Linda. I think your choice of the word “element” was perfect. It is just layered in meaning.
Thanks, Janet. Every time I do postcard fiction I think about how you inspired me to try something new.
She could teach me how to live! I love her. Shelley
Thanks, Shelley. I enjoyed writing it!
You’ve got a way with this postcard fiction — love it! And I’m with Janet on the use of the word “elements.” Very cool. (And Amanda’s photo is gorgeous and a great fit.)
Hi Julie, I’m so glad you liked it. Amanda perfectly captured this expressive little flower.
Nice work, Linda! It’s the kind of story that goes beyond the physically obvious (seeds, bulbs, etc.) and makes me ponder what may have happened (or may being happening) to her in life. I like how you captured transition of time in such few words. Great!