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Grow me a garden

by Saige | Score: 4600

"This is odd" I exclaimed looking at the Amazon package that had been delivered. My name was printed on the front, proudly grinning for the neighborhood to see. This isn't mine I thought and pushed away as curiosity leaned over my shoulder. She grabbed my scissors and opened it. Oh- I shouldn't have done that I gasped. A handwritten note and packets of seeds were displayed in front of me. It said "To my dearest Cecilia," I skimmed it over guiltily as a man declared his undying love. He created poems out of his words and sprinkled his heart on the page. "Plant these and grow our children gardens that touch heaven, so they can see them too." "My gosh- " I started as I began to step away. This wasn't mine, for I had no memory of this man or having children. I had nothing since the war was declared last winter. I had lived with a friend who took me in my clueless state. She was a shop assistant at the local supply store with big dreams of becoming a nurse. She helped me piece together my life and get a job again. Who was this man? How did it get here? Just as I began to ponder it a bit more deeply, Lucy cried from her nursery. "Hold on love- I'm coming" Lucy was so tiny and grinned when she saw my face. Each time I saw her, I got a warm feeling that everything would be ok. Even though my life has been hazy, I could piece back this puzzle of a mind. "Let me play you a song" I laughed as I began to twirl and sing to the radio. "Cards! Cards" she stammered as she chucked a 2 of spades across the hall. "Where did you get that you crazy thing?" I laughed again, louder t

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event A package is delivered
Letter Use the letter O
Words Reach 50 words
Prop Include a packet of seeds
Words Reach 100 words
Letter Use the letter G
Event War is declared
Character An ambitious shop assistant
Words Reach 200 words
Event A baby cries
Letter Use the letter Y
Prop Include a radio
Prop Include a playing card
Words Reach 300 words

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