Start or end your story with a person buying a house plant.
Posted in Fluff on Oct 25, 2022
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“THE DEEP BLUE SEA” by Jane Wanjohi
THE DEEP BLUE SEA Zuri watched the deep blue sea intensely, the sun cast its reflection on the water that danced to the rhythm of the small waves. She sat on a hammock in the garden, which was tightly knotted between two big pine trees in their beach house, serving as a perfect shadow and a relaxation spot. She sipped her juice lost in thoughts. The small waves obeyed the direction...
“Beautiful World” by Parshalla Wood
“Yes sir, Mr Solts, I will take care of it, and I will let my staff know how they need to proceed next time this issue comes up. We won’t be having this conversation again. Thank you for your patience with me being a newly appointed supervisor.” I left my bosses office totally cut down to my legs, so it seemed. After all the instructions I’ve given to my staff, someone still processed a check for deposit on one of...
“Juice” by Hen Neralany
I see him. He's talking with the foreman on the other sidewalk, wearing a white polo shirt with slim black pants.I remember his hair turned a brownish hue when the rays of the sun touched his hair.Now the sun reveals a very blackened hair, probably coloured with dye to hide the signs of aging. I don't know why I find him so recognizable, especially after all those years but after catching sight of him a few weeks ago, I couldn't shake the idea that seemed too improbable and suspensely waite...
“A Thousand Pieces and One Big One” by Racheal Pelter
Beth woke up all at once. The kind of waking up that ruins an entire day. The kind of instant unknown that makes a person forget why they once loved dreaming so much. It’s so sudden, how the thought of going back to sleep for just another hour because visions of elementary school felt so comforting, becomes an incomprehensible memory. What was so great about elementary school? Trying to think of all the t...
“Orchid Love” by Andrea Ryan
Othiel pulled into the parking and hurried into the restaurant for a blind date set up by her coworker. She had been skeptical, but had finally given in to Sandra's badgering. On entering the vestibule, she gave her name to the attendant who escorted her to a table towards the back of the dimly-lit dining area. She could see a plump, bearded man looking intently at his watch. He looked up when they got closer and gave a ...
“ Moth orchids” by Fortunatus Eze
CW: Mention of death and some serious medical condition."Plants are God's given gift to humanity".- Mom usually said when she tries to convince me on letting her get another new plant in the house.She stood at the botanist shop, happy to get a new house plant, making it her sixth plant just this year. Mom was an avid lover of nature obviously. In every month of every year, she visited the botany shop to get a new plant in order to replace the already dryed and lifeless one in the house. Many a times, I ...
“The Next Right Thing” by Bridget Meier
Contains mentions of alcohol, suicide, and includes swearing. I didn’t know what the first step of moving past a tragedy could even be. That’s what Jennifer, my therapist, said to do. As I sit on the floor of this room, looking at his stuff and his bed, I can’t even fathom the next right thing. All I can think about is how we’ll never share a holiday, birthday, or milkshake eve...
“Harold The House Plant” by George Davis
Harold The House Plant—George Davis For over six weeks, I sat at the counter at the local hardware store. Few took notice of me, but some; mostly little ones severed my leaves, leaving me a shivering, naked floral specimen. Sorry, someone’s coming. “Isn’t this cute plant cute, Mother?” The stranger said to an elderly lady. Ladies are attached more to plants, care more for them, tend them with th...
“The Plant That Never Gave Up” by Gregory Wright
The Plant That Never Gave Up Out of curiosity Cecilia walked into the garden shop and trolled around. The air inside was remarkably cooler than the stifling outdoor summer heat and she felt refreshed as she walked among the ferns and the palms touching their surfaces and just enjoying the textures. Reaching a shelf of very angular straight leafed plants she hesita...
“Nanoukie” by Ruth Reyes
I’ve watched the YouTube videos, read every article that Google could give me, and bought a couple of books from Amazon. I narrowed down all my choices to which looked the prettiest and had the most potential to thrive in my home office. I was ready to buy my first houseplant. Armed with a photo and the common and latin names of my firstborn, I headed for the most popular and recommended nursery by all the local plantfluencers. It was a 2-hour drive, but no matter, anything for the one who will spawn my new obsession. <...
“All It'll Be” by Stuart Cotton
My mom took me along to choose a kitten from among many kittens, and among this many kittens was a well-mannered, healthy young man in a tortoise-shell suit; a clear winner. I didn't choose that one on account of my being what my mom called "contrary". I instead chose an ugly little lady who - we were warned - had temporary digestive issues. When we got her home and called her Mugsy she #2'd all over the house and fled ...
“My Roots” by Cleo Hall
I didn't want to be here; what was the point, I couldn't even take care of myself, and she wanted me to buy something that needed my attention to survive? At least it wasn't an animal, but the way my friend Mina talked, you would think this was a whole animal. But it wasn't, we were in a plant shop, and I was required to leave with something. I feel overwhelmed with all the options and do not know the difference between ...
“The Wizard at Crossroads” by Ali Hamzah
So, I went ahead and bought a house plant. A cactus. Something that was easy to take care of. I just had to water it once every week. This was the easiest thing ever. If I could take care of this house plant, I could become the assistant to my father, the brilliant wizard of the forest. We lived in the populated part of the forest of Thistle and my father was the man that often went out and prote...
“Man Buys a Tulip” by David Rosenkoetter
I know him. I can’t hear his voice, see his shape or colors nor feel his touch in the way that others might; a tulip can do none of these things. Yet I can sense his presence beside my window at the coffee shop, keeping me company while he eats and drinks and learns. Occasionally he gives me water, taking from the glass he purchased for himself and sprinkling cold, loving droplets onto my leaves and into the rich soil of my pot. He is not the only one, of course, many humans tend to me - give me water, shift me into the sunlight - but he...
“Curiosity shop” by Rose Lind
Happy New Year, Easter, Mother's Day, Merry Christmas! It's too fast, too fast! I'm so busy, busy, busy! We had many last minute rush orders to complete this last week and we are almost done, Thank Heavens. So many times I had to borrow time to consciously breath before I could see the walls ! True story!I will be finishing work normal time this afternoon and plan to do Christmas present shopping! Yes, I could easily try the Net, you know scrolling with my feet up, tasting a chilled glass of win...
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