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It’ll Be Winter Soon by Giles Ward
She looked across my lawn and pitched me a thin smile. She took the tea I offered her and perched on the edge of her chair. You could see she wanted to say something more. A sprig of my lavender sat on her knee. It’s diseased she had told me. She gazed beyond me, “I’ve planted ground based shrubs to make it easier to weed. I want to sit and enjoy my garden.” I saw her point of course. I considered my alternatives. “If that’s what you want, good for you.” I said, returning her smile. It’ll be winter soon.
The SHORT TALE 100 – AUGUST 2016