The Garden

This is my first submission to Authors B Amazing’s Finish the Story. The participants are given a sentence or short paragraph to get their imaginations going. You will enjoy the prompts and the resulting stories! Stop by the blog to learn more about the Authors B Amazing’s Finish the Story.

Finally everything seemed to fall in places. She couldn’t remember the last time she felt so happy and excited. Finally! She couldn’t stop smiling. What a wonderful day it was.

A whole day to spend in the garden. No interruptions. Only responsibility to the plants.

She loved the way the dark earth, turned over in the spring, was alive. An invitation sent to sow the seeds of life.

Watching the contrast of hundreds shades of greens against the dark background.

She loved how her hands smelt of basil and tomato leaves. Dirt on her knees, under her fingernails.

The garden was special. When she was there, no sad or bad thoughts were allowed.

Plants are sensitive, she knew, and needed the best of spirits to grow.

She was so happy to have the day and the garden to herself, she doubted she would have any thoughts but good ones.

Written for Authors B Amazing, Finish it 19.

So, folks, what would you make of this?


5 thoughts on “The Garden

  1. authorsbmazing June 25, 2015 / 2:47 am

    Reblogged this on Author S B Mazing and commented:
    Makes you think you can smell the fresh herbs and soil and just everything in this beautiful garden… Great story!


  2. authorsbmazing June 25, 2015 / 2:47 am

    You know that I started smelling the basil and the soil? Well done! Loved reading it!


  3. Candy June 24, 2015 / 7:13 am

    Really like the descriptions in this. It was almost as if I could smell the rich dark earth, the basil and tomatoes.


    • phylor June 24, 2015 / 9:06 am

      This started as a poem on the garden as metaphor. I had been snipping back basil when the words came to me.
      This prompt allowed me to share my love of gardens.


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