Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fern

GarGar sat in an upright chair, staring glumly out the window. He could see a couple, a man and woman, walking in the garden. How he envied them. They seemed happy, unaware of anything but each other. He watched as they sat in a wrought-iron loveseat beside a water fountain where a dolphin spat fluid into the air. It was a sunny day, so GarGar could see a little rainbow in the spray.

“Rainbows,” he muttered as he took another sip of wine.

“I beg your pardon, my lord?” Said his valet and parakoimomenos.

“Move that potted fern over there!” GarGar barked. “It’s blocking my view of the garden!”

Published by Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar.

2 thoughts on “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fern

    1. Thanks, Lois. I can’t take credit. That is my brother-in-law’s garden. He takes meticulous care of the yard while my sister keeps the house immaculate. They’re really something and I admire them greatly!

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