Early Years in the Gardens of Candles

“Smell this,” says Chloe, picking something from the herb garden.

“Yum,” Jimson approves. “Smells great!”

“Can we eat it?”


They chew on fresh mint; a comfortable silence stretches between best friends.

“Did your gardener Jake grow this?”

“Yep. And tomatoes and pumpkins and strawberries. And flowers.”

“Jake’s my hero,” says Chloe. “He grows things.”

Jimson doesn’t want to grow things. He wants to cook things, like his mother does.

“Jake’s awesome, but Mom’s my hero. She says now that I’m six I can be her helper!”

He picks sage for tonight’s squash soup. Mom will be proud of him!

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    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    3 months ago

    Oh, yes you take the reader back to the beginnings of your candle stories! Funny, how we recognise different heroic traits in people.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    3 months ago

    Re-reading back stories about Jimson and the Candles is very enjoyable. But this one is my fav. I love the garden setting with fresh mint, tomatoes, etc. I imagine that I was there with them while smelling the fresh mint. Smells comfortable. Well done. 

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