Monday, June 15, 2009

The Lie: A Short Story

"You'll all be glad when I'm dead and gone," Vern told his family.

They laughed and turned up the volume on the T.V.

Vern returned to his garden, talked to the beans, caressed the tomatoes.

He died when the pumpkins broke into smiles.

His family ate weeds.

3 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Wow. This was very powerful in a very short space.

I was really affected by it.

anno said...

This one delivered... nicely done!

Acedog said...

Jen & Anno: Thank you for your kind words. This one was a gift, spilling out nearly complete. I changed only one word when re-writing it. I love it when that happens!