Time for the Friday Fictioneers with another prompt from our Fairy Blog Mother, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
This week in action again: the Friday Fictioneers Concrit Subgroup.
Outside Lookin’ In
Amaranth, witchgrass, clover. Teasels with full seed heads; their fresh stalks would be good to eat in spring. Nettles, plantain. Brambles rich with berries right by the fence. A good place to gather.
Just don’t get too close to the fence, Linda told herself as she rose from her stoop and rubbed her back. They’d shoot, no warning. She stared at the building inside the perimeter: another world.
There stood that man again, same window as yesterday. Was he watching her? She doubted it. The Elites only saw what they wanted to see.
Linda didn’t care. Her children would eat.
As so often, I found my title in music. This time: Bruce Springsteen
If you are interested in wild plants, I recommend taking a look at the Plants For A Future Database. It is a treasure chest, with good and sound information.
Featured image: “Panicum capillare NPS-1” by Jim Pisarowicz – http://www.nps.gov/wica/photosmultimedia/photo%2Dgallery%2Dgrasses%2Ehtm?eid=133837&aId=175&root_aid=175&sort=title&startRow=64#e_133837. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Panicum_capillare_NPS-1.jpg#/media/File:Panicum_capillare_NPS-1.jpg