Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!
PHOTO PROMPT © JENNIFER PENDERGAST
Short Growing Season
Jo sighed as Ruth finished helping with her cystic fibrosis exercises.
“Mom, I’d so love a garden.”
“Jo, this is Alaska.”
But Jo and her dad, Mike, looked through catalogues and ordered some bulbs. As soon as the bulbs arrived, they planted them in the front yard.
“The snow will protect them from freezing,” explained Mike.
It wasn’t long before the ground was covered with one hundred inches of snow, and when the late spring came, the snow melted and the bulbs bloomed gloriously.
Even with a short growing season you can enjoy life and colour – and beauty.