Sunday, April 4, 2010

D is for Drabble

Sometimes, a seed makes it way to your pot, and before you know it, you have a sapling you can do without. You don’t have the heart to pull it out- after all, the plant is not a weed, and you find it hard to declare war even on weeds. You water it grudgingly, curse it a lot. When it sheds its leaves and shrivels up, you rejoice- no more watering a plant you don’t want.

Then it lets out a new shoot, and another. Unwillingly, you rejoice. The plant is a fighter, and you are fighting by its side.

Drabbles from around the world celebrating the many facets of Spring, only at the Burrow.

A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


Anonymous said...

Just like life sometimes. Great Drabble!


A great Drabble. most enjoyable.


Anil P said...

The determination to feel wanted will survive their lifespans.

Mason Canyon said...

Enjoyed the Drabble. Very inspiring.

Wanda said...

Good drapple.

Ann Elle Altman said...

I like your drabble. It a good reminder in such a small story.


Anonymous said...

Very good. I love the word-pictures you painted. :)

Lisa said...

Very nice "d" word. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.


Anonymous said...

This is great. I've never heard of a drapple before :o)

Not enough hours! said...

@ Fiona - life is like that, isn't it?

@ Yvonne - thanks

@ Anil - it will, wouldn't it?

@ Mason - thanks. Like a friend said, "I wish my poinsettas would die- I am fed up of watering them even in March". But as long as they don't give up, how can you?

@ Wanda - thank you.

@ Ann - yesterday, I was talking to someone who's mother in law is battling cancer, and I could absolutely picture my plant.

@ melodygreen - thank you.

@ Lisa - thank you. And your blog is lovely.

@ Niki - Thanks. Lots more at the source -


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