The gardening gals over at Garden Rant have posted a fun contest Garden Rant. It’s a short fiction, garden writing contest – 99 words or less. Prizes are even involved.
If you choose to participate, leave your entry in their comments. Its fun and easy to do. I invested 20 minuets in this endeavour and learned a lot. It is also fun to see what others wrote.
Here’s my first 99 word fiction:
Nature’s Way, Simplified
Life abounds, all around. As I journey down the garden path, I see holes in the leaves, but butterflies in the trees.
In Nature, one life balances the other; there’s no need to interfere.
The ladybug hungers for the sweet taste of aphids, thwarting the sapping of life from a rose. A bird spies a bug, a cat spies a bird, a fox chomps a cat. Flowers send scent through trumpets of red, ablaze for hummingbirds to spread. A frog feasts on slugs, then croaks with pride. Attracting a mate, to procreate. So it goes, all around, life abounds.
~ Helen Yoest