Friday Fictioneers – Grandma’s Garden


Photo @ Sarah Potter

Grandma’s garden.

So many wonderful hours, working the earth. Every year, new plantings. Sweet-talking Grandad for the muscle work.

When her children brought their children, she was so happy. And to us, her grandkids, this was our magical playground.

Grandma would create Easter treasure hunts, decorate for Halloween, lights for Christmas, and oh boy, summertime.

4th of July was the best, cousins visiting, neighbours dropping by, barbeque, mouths watering, and sunburned faces. It was manic chaos, and awesome.

Grandma’s special place then, and for always.

Why I’ve never been surprised to see her shadow, still gently checking in. Working it. (100 words)

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a story in response to a photo prompt – in 100 words or less. You can find other stories here.

29 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Grandma’s Garden

  1. Beautiful as I remember my grandma’s grandpa’s grand uncle all loved the out door work when I was a child very well written felt I was there xx Mary and Rosemary 💐

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  2. A lovely story, and an imaginative take on the prompt. We always try to do memorable things with our grandkids, too. It can be enormous fun (like the time we all went to a nail bar – first time for kids and grown-ups!)

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  3. What a sweet story. My wife is always talking about “making memories” for the grandkids. Hopefully, they will have many fond memories of all the effort she put into making such events grand and memorable.

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