May 30: Flash Fiction Challenge – Strawberries and Mint.

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“You can’t kill it,” my neighbour said to me when he gave me a mint plant. “Just keep the water up to it and it will thrive.”

That much was true as the mint in his place had been growing in the same spot for well on fifty years. He had a green thumb, his strawberries grew strongly and produced huge fruit that melted your taste buds. My plants struggled no matter how well I thought I cared for them.

But they survived despite my neglect, and the strawberries look healthy though producing not much fruit to brag about.

 

Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2019/05/30/may-30-flash-fiction-challenge/

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13 Responses to May 30: Flash Fiction Challenge – Strawberries and Mint.

  1. crimsonprose says:

    Ah, the hardy mint: invasive, rampant, garden obliterator. In my experience. 🙂

  2. Ritu says:

    I’m not Green fingered at all!

  3. My mint goes crazy every year. Love the smell.

  4. Charli Mills says:

    The idea of 50-year-old mint is appealing, Michael. I know it’s considered invasive, but I do love the smell and taste of mint.

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