Some of you may know – especially if you follow me on Twitter – that I put together the garden on my balcony yesterday. Now I’ve got flower boxes full of flowers (marigolds) and herbs (basil, chive, parsley, rosemary, oregano, mint and thyme) hanging from the railing, longer boxes with veggies (carrot, beet, eggplant, zucchini, cucumber, snow pea, green bean, lettuce and spinach) along the bottom of the railing and one pot in each corner for two plants of tomatoes, one green pepper and… drum roll… honeydew melon (I so hope this one grows properly).
Yes, I’ve got a garden on the third story. Guess what I would do if I had roof access…
This inspired today’s drabble theme. Remember how it works?
- Read the prompt and find your angle.
- Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
- Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments).
- In the post on your blog, make sure to link back to this post.
Today’s prompt is: Garden!
And the extra challenge for points no one keeps track of: no plant whatsoever! That doesn’t sound nearly as evil as last week, does it?
Have a wonderful writerly week and a bunch of inspiration!
I hung my lab coat and brushed my hair with shaking fingers. The box in my pocket seemed to weigh a ton. Crossing the hall, I entered the garden fifteen minutes in advance so I could set the lighting. My cultures glowed with a myriad of colors, each filament gracefully floating, growing within its glass display.
“Oh my!” she said as she walked in.
I emerged from the shadows. “They’ve grown into magnificent deadlies, haven’t they?”
She nodded, entranced by the colorful strands.
I pulled the little box and dropped to one knee.
“Will you infect the world with me?”
Note: The image above is the result of an experiment by Eschel Ben-Jacob who submitted bacterias to various stresses to see how they would team up to survive. The colors are artistic licence but the design is a real association of bacteria.