mostly haikus by nick krefting

hundred word wednesday – “& fauna”

In Hundred Word Wednesdays on June 8, 2011 at 3:19 pm

This one popped right out of my fingertips at 100 words. One edit, swapping 5 words for 5 other words. I put in the long hours for you, my dedicated readers. You are worth the less than 5 minutes this story took me. Thank you.

He was the kind of guy who talked to his plants and really thought it helped them grow. He was 38, and over the years, his home had slowly but surely become a greenhouse, overrun by all manner of mundane and exotic flora, all vying for his attention. He had never had sex once in his life.

And then he did.

The circumstances are not important. What is important is that he was so overwhelmed by the very presence of another sentient being, a person with a heart and lungs and pumping blood, that he never left his greenhouse again.


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