A Wonderful World of Plants

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A Wonderful World of Plants

A woman in green came to our school; she told us about a wonderful world where dreams came true. She believed how plants could care for us; they were special.
‘Take this moon rock,’ she said. ‘Put it in a jar and keep it in the dark overnight.’
Everyone in our street had one.
It seemed miraculous, the speed it grew, up and over the kitchen walls. No one knew what it was. The cats were first to vanish then, Bertie, our dog.
Then one day!
‘Good morning,’ the plant said, trailing a tentacle around my neck. ‘I’m so hungry.’

31 responses to “A Wonderful World of Plants

  1. Never trust a woman in green it seems!

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  2. Oh, dear! My houseplants have just read this and look rather hungry! 🙂

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  3. We have some political leaders like this

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  4. Ohhhh, what a scary thing! I’m pretty sure that woman dressed in green was just a plant in drag. hhehehe!

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  5. That was funny and scary at the same time.

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  6. Oh man… methinks that woman in green is the devil in disguise.

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  7. Ooh, this has a very “Doctor Who” feel to it 🙂

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  8. We eat cabbage and lettuce leaves so you can’t blame plants for wanting to get their own back! Nice one James.

    My story – Billy and me!

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  9. Special indeed … and deadly. Wonderfully creepy story, James!

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  10. consume and be consumed. it’s payback time. 🙂

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  11. Love the innocent beginning, wholesome nature experiments that turn into a charming triffid encounter (for the plant). Well done.

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  12. Great pacing. Creepy!

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  13. We certainly got the human-eating, blood-thirsty plants covered this week.

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  14. Oh no not the puss!
    Fire might slow the plant down.

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  15. Great piece of horror. I’ve always mistrusted women in green.

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  16. Years ago, when I was yet a teenager, I saw a soft-porn movie entitled, “Please don’t eat my mother.” It was ridiculously funny, and not really very erotic.

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  17. arg it’s coming to get us all

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  18. A good, well-written story, James. I wish I knew how that plant could eat so much and not gain weight. Its metabolism must be fantastic. 😀 — Suzanne

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  19. Sounds like the lady in green could have been a sister to the pied piper.

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  20. It was evil, but polite.

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  21. Ooooo I was anticipating that end with a delicious gaze… feels very doctor who esk. Loved it

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  22. Ohh my God! That’s a terrifying reality.

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