The Nature of Things – #Drabble
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The Nature of Things
Tulla was angry. Every year she raced through the ground to be the first of her kind to touch the sun. She was. Always. But Tulla was competitive. She even wanted to beat Matilda, but when Tulla poked her head out, there was Matilda, already fully grown.
“It’s no fair,” Tulla bellowed at Matilda. “Why do you always beat me?”
“It’s the nature of things. First come daffodils, then tulips and finally irises. You cannot rush the order of things, Tulla.”
Tulla shook her head, frustrated. Mother Nature had told her the same many times. Next year, she would win!
©February 2016 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.