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Grandma’s Gardening Tips – #drabble

May 4, 2016

Grandma’s Gardening Tips

I hoe the garden like you taught me – your lessons till over and under in my mind, like this rich earth churns.

“Gotta keep the weeds out,” you’d say. “A garden will strangle with all them weeds.”

I just thought you were a cantankerous old woman back then, taking advantage of my youthful strength.

“Plant good seed. You don’t get a good harvest with bad seeds.”

“Ya gotta wait ’til them berries are ripe. Don’t let anyone pluck ’em too soon.”

Now that you are gone, I see the wisdom in your words. More than just gardening. Mostly about life.

©2016 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.

(100 Words)

Each day in May, I will be participating in the StoryADay in May. Here is today’s prompt:

Via Julie – Write a Story in the first person


Combined with 100 Word Challenge – Prompt: Garden



  1. Grandparents are the best! You write short stories really well 🙂

  2. It is amazing how you writers do these short stories!

    • Thanks, Annette.. I usually start with longer pieces and scale them down, keeping only the most important words needed to tell a full story.

  3. Loved this! Grandparents are amazing like that!

  4. Love this! ❤

  5. This reminds me of my grandfather. He always had a vegetable garden and he would like me help him tend it.

  6. Thank you, dear 🙂

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