Friday, December 30, 2011

Gardening #100Words for the #FridayFictioneers

On this last Friday of 2011 I'm offering #100words for the #FridayFictioneers. Just a little story to send us careening into 2012. We had the following photo as a prompt and my little story is entitled, "Gardening".

She reclined in a garden of glittering light, warm scents of hibiscus and gardenia perfuming the air. Each leaf and petal seemed to sparkle as the breeze shifted them, drawing a soft fluttering sound. Theresa shook her head. The petals weren’t fluttering, something else made the sound.


Tiny flickers of light burst into the garden like stars, darting through the foliage. The garden magically transformed from shaggy wilderness to cultivated beauty. Theresa delighted in their antics until one of them crashed into her drink and sparked with a soft pop!

“Darnit, Ray! Stop using the nanos for your chores.”

That's the way of the world. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a delightful New Year! Happy reading. :)


  1. Dear Siobhan,

    I want a whole swarm of chorebots. Loved your story.



  2. Ah, an electronic Tinker Bell. It makes me want a remote control scratcher that could climb up my back and get to all those places I can't reach.

    Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year!

  3. That was a delight. You would have had us totally fooled had we not been in on the joke. Good tension from the relaxed beauty to start, then the miracle garden to the fizzed out ending.

  4. I love when technology drowns in a glass of lemonade! I destroyed my own little bot in my friday flash:

  5. I echo Laurinda Glamoura-Palund's comment, delightful. Digital faeries — no one else thought of that. Light and lovely.

  6. Great idea - digital faeries. A tremendous read.
    Loved the idea of nanos doing the chores - any idea where I can get some?

  7. Ha! Robo-fairies. What a great interpretation.

  8. Good old magic demystified!
    Darn this Technology! :)
    Well done!

  9. This was delightful! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Too funny! I would like to see my garden full of them too!

  11. I'm with Doug on this: get me a swarm of them! They'd come in handy at the time of year when all the mangoes and avocados are falling from the trees and hitting the roof like bombs. (Fortunately, I'm no longer in a house beneath a coconut palm!) Let's just send the nanos out to harvest them all quietly!

  12. LOL That last line made me laugh. And I could use nanos to do the housework, too.

  13. I would love to have some nano-chorebots. Your drabble gets the award of the night for THE THING I WANT THE MOST. :D Great job!

    Here is the link to mine:

  14. Loved it! I loved the sense of wonder and amazement, and then how it all came crashing down with the realization that it was only nanos, LOL.


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