A Plump Little Seed (Fiction word count: 150)
Talked my boss into sending me to Norfolk Island for more soil samples. I was also in a bad place personally….burned out. Not sure what the root cause was – do we ever really know every layer?
As expected, daily swims and cutting back brush quieted my ennui. However, it was on the last day when inspiration landed in my lap – literally.
A feisty breeze blew leaves around. How fortuitous it was to be covered in debris – like confetti after a win. I almost smiled.
Then there was a seed stuck to my leg. I peeled it off and held it up: araucaria heterophylla, Norfolk Pine.
The seed glistened.
My fingers pressed the plumpness.
Inside the layers of this fully alive seed was so much life.
I fastened the seed into my journal and putting my hand to my heart, I felt the force of life fresh inside me.
This week Pegman brought us to Norfolk Island for the flash fiction writing prompt. “What Pegman Saw is a weekly fiction prompt utilizing Google Maps. The assignment is to write a story–150 words or less–based upon your own street view tour, using the location link provided.”