Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 07-26 through 08-01-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with the Story Teller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!

Mysterious Magic Garden

Silas loved working in his Magic Garden.  He knew it was the start of solving many problems all over the world.

All of the plants only needed watering once a month.  No fertilization needed, insects never got on the plants, weeds refused to grow around the plants, very little sunshine required, and each plant produced an abundance of food.

The plants grew in any type of soil and the most magical part of about them was  the plants lasted year after year after year!

Everyone wanted to know how there could be plants like them and where did the seeds come from .

Silas never gave anyone an answer to that question.

When he passed away he took the secret with him and the strange circular object people use to see in his drive-way, disappeared.

Words ( 137)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved



  1. Ooh, magic garden! Part of me is glad he took the secret with me (Power in the wrong hands, can you imagine what kinds of horror monstrous plants might bring?) but part of me wishes he shared it with someone worthy.


  2. How wonderful food with such little care, which always returns the next season. Interesting Silas, his magic, an alien thing? Or perhaps, a special gift? It’s too bad he did not share his magic. But I imagine, he had reasons or wasn’t allowed. Great story Jessie.


  3. Thank you, Mandi. 🙂 There are several possibilities here and I hope he left something with someone that could utilize the information or perhaps supply of seeds to help continue having such wonderful gardens.


  4. An intriguing story, Jessie. It’s a shame Silas didn’t share his secret with anyone. Hopefully the ‘strange circular object’ will find someone new to make contact with now Silas has passed on. There are many parts of the world that could definitely benefit from having a food supply like that! 🙂


  5. Your story is very appropriately titled, Jessie – a magic garden, indeed, and very mysterious. That ‘strange circular object’ seems to be the key. Wouldn’t it be nice if Silas had passed his secret on before he passed away. It could have been the start of solving world food shortages. A good read, Jessie. 🙂


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