Here’s my story for Charli’s Flash Fiction Challenge at Carrot Ranch.com.
September 21, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a ostory about what it is to gather a harvest. You can use the phrase or show what it means without using the words. Go where the prompt leads.
Respond by September 26, 2017, to be included in the compilation (published September 27). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!
Harvest of Hope
Mimi knelt on the soil, her bare knees were muddy, her eyes wet with tears. Before her was one tiny shoot. Nothing moved no creature, no human, alone she remained. The earthquake had done its worst. Her hands encircled the milk bottle of water, half full. She placed healing stones around the shoot in a circle. Her precious crystals, calming rose quartz, cradle of humankind to heal mother earth, flint to stabilise, amethyst for hopelessness and red jasper for isolation. She cried, her tears mingling with the water, the shoot twitched, and the promise of a new harvest began.
© M J Mallon 2017
I found the resource below very helpful regarding the choice of crystals:
The tear–the heart–is the most magical ingredient!
I can very well visualise the scene, so moving!
You had me at rose quartz, Marje! A beautifully composed tale or recovery and that is indeed hopeful.
Thank you Charli. Enjoying writing some flash it’s fun. 🙂
Beautiful Marje. I love how you incorporated the crystals. <3
Thank you Debby it was fun! xx
Ah the tears watering the planting – terribly beautiful.
Thank you Lisa. 🙂