STRAWBERRY SWING

She’d had the idea while watching a gardening magazine show – apparently plants had emotions and responded to music and words.

Perfect. She stripped down the old grand piano, rejigged the strings and hammers, filled it with grade-A compost and planted the seeds.

She soon had a playlist – Rachmaninoff and Chopin went down best from the Classics, and of her modern repertoire The Beatles, particularly ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.

Things wilted over anything post-2000 and Wagner.

After a rendition of ‘Strawberry Cake’ by Johnny Cash they were ready to be picked.

Dessert that night was the sweetest Strawberry American Pie she’d ever tasted.


piano-anshu
Copyright Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

116 thoughts on “STRAWBERRY SWING

  1. I would swear my plants do better when I talk to them… haven’t tried the music route yet but maybe I should give it a go!!!

    Great tale! Really enjoyed it!

    -Rachel

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.