100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#143 – My Garden


…the parched ground crumbled…


My garden looked forlorn, it hadn’t rained in months and water restrictions meant none could be spared.

It had never been this dry.

My once fertile patch was now barren with gaping cracks like thirsty mouths pleading to be sated.

Even my ever-enthusiastic weeds had wilted and died. Though the first drop of rain would bring them back flourishing bigger and better than ever.

We depended on the garden for our summer vegetables but this year it would be Mum’s preserves and the cans of peas, beans and potatoes she’d stowed away to get us through the hot summer.


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13 Responses to 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#143 – My Garden

  1. mandy says:

    Ah yes, thank goodness for stowed away preserves! My garden has suffered only a draught or two since here in the Pacific NW we get more than our share of rain 🙂

  2. Grace says:

    Great use of the prompt! Living in drought stricken California – and an avid gardener – I could really relate to all of it.

  3. RoSy says:

    This reminds me of a text I got this weekend from a friend that lives in California. It simply said – IT’S RAINING!!!!
    Time stamped 12:15am my time (10:15am California time).

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  5. lorrainefort says:

    parched ground is difficult to grow things in, that is for certain! But the optimism comes through…lovely!

  6. I can almost feel the crunch of that dryness. Poor parched earth. 🙂

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