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Working Together

june 13 flash fiction

This was written for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.  In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about the work of many hands. Is it a cooperative effort or something else? Go where the prompt leads!


Did you know that when I was a boy, my dad, your grandfather had a hand in the landscaping of Botanical Gardens? He loved working with his hands not only in construction but gardening too.

In the East end of Montreal, there was a plot of land just sitting there empty that belonged to the city. My dad got permission to start a community garden to grow vegetables.

Every weekend that is where I’d find him and many of our neighbors working together growing all kinds of vegetables.

We didn’t have much money and that garden helped feed us.


©Susan Zutautas 2019



8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hands that pass down skills, and hands that feed families. Lovely take on the prompt, Susan!

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    June 20, 2019
  2. Excellent! I’ll be back. 🙂

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    June 20, 2019
  3. A great response to the prompt, Susan.

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    June 18, 2019
  4. That sounds like truth. If it isn’t, then it’s a doubly good piece of writing 🙂

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    June 18, 2019

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