Five Sentence Fiction: Harvest

Word prompt: Harvest

‘ You reap what you sow’  came her Mother’s voice down the phone line, self-righteous and all-knowing

Heather shuddered…Her Mother always had a way of making her feel small.

In the Spring, she had planted two strawberries plants in pots on her inner city verandah, providing her with a grand total of three summer berries.

‘ You reap what you sow’ had been her mother’s cold remark to her disappointment.

Upon hearing that for a second time, Heather had hung up the phone, taken the three berries into her hands and squeezed tight…fruit pulp oozing from her hands and onto her clothes. She was certain it would stain.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Suzanne
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 04:57:59

    Wow. And WOW. 🙂


  2. Stephanie
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 17:29:30

    Nice spin on the prompt. My mother used to say that “proverb” to me all the time. I really liked the last line — great visuals!


  3. Britton Minor
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 01:10:46

    Nice revenge!


  4. Veronica @ Mixed Gems
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 12:52:26

    Wow! How long does it take you to come up with these? My mind goes to literal first before I can even get to any imagery or lateral ideas! I reckon you have a gift!


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