I hope everyone is having an awesome summer. Here in Chicago we are a bit steamy..... But we know winter will be here very soon.
I finally got the urge to write something new... My friends Denise Covey and Yolanda Renee have asked be to try and write something for their August Challenge... AND so I have. The prompt is Gardens...
As many of you know, I am a very descriptive writer. In the past I have written about many exquisite and beautiful gardens. But today, I wanted to do something completely different. There are all types of gardens that give us refuge from life's daily hassles, so today I am focusing on an URBAN GARDEN.
It's a "moody" and HONEST piece. I hope you enjoy.
Please drop in on the other posting this month. I KNOW you will not be disappointed.
By dawn’s early hours, nine people sleep under the watchful eye of the fountain…
An old, bare-chested man zigzags his way to the fountain and joins them. Stepping onto the edge, he crushes the delicate flowers with his bare feet. He plunges an empty plastic cup into the sprays, filling it to the brim. Stumbling off the ledge, he steps back to the park bench littered with his meager belongings.
A group gathers. The air fills with scented smoke. Sweet meats, buttered corn, and veggies cook inside a tiny gas grill. Beer tabs snap. Voices engage in laughter. A party begins.