“Hi Jim,” said George, when he saw him coming up the old wooden porch steps.
Old Blue woofed his welcome and licked Jim’s hand as he scratched the old dog under his chin.
“Did you hear about the new development they are building on the way to Windy Gap? It is going to have 200 houses and a swimming pool,” Jim said excitedly.
Old George had a sad look on his face as he nodded and rocked back and forth.
“You know, Jim, they are clear-cutting a lot of trees and wildflowers to make to make that happen.”
“Seems we humans are always busy tearing up Nature’s garden.”
“I guess I will just have to plant more flowers. And ‘I’d like, too, to plant the sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace.’ It will be a haven for beautiful butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.”
Photo: Dwight L. Roth
Prosery today at d’Verse. Sanaa asked us to write a story using this line, “I’d like, too, to plant the sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace.” from the poem, “What I would like to grow in my Garden” – by Kathrine Reigel. Our story must be only 144 words.
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