Flash Fiction: The Garden

Spring is well underway, and in keeping with the season, Charli over at Carrot Ranch offers this prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes strawberries and mint.

My piece includes toddler speak. I hope you enjoy it.

The Garden

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I clap the dirt off my hands, admiring my work. Rows of vegetables, berries, and herbs adorn my new garden.

“Pitty pwants!” my toddler screeches.

“Yes, pretty plants.” I spot my pre-teen on the deck then focus on my youngest. “Stay here with Sissy. I’m going to wash up.”

Inside, I scrub grit from my fingernails. As I turn off the water, a small voice startles me.

“Pitty pwants!” JJ holds up strawberry plants and mint.

Sighing, I take the greenery that had been in the ground a whole ten minutes.

Maybe it’s a sign to make a mojito.

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