Miss Maddie’s Garden

PHOTO PROMPT © The Reclining Gentleman

The people in the neighborhood were too busy struggling to survive their own lives, ( or at least that’s what they told themselves), to notice the old woman who moved in downstairs. That’s why they were surprised when they saw the Spring flowers bursting through the dirt in the abandoned lot next door. More so to see Miss Maddie with a watering can and gardening tools pulling up the weeds.  A studio apartment in one of the older buildings was all she could afford with her Social Security. She could still have beauty in her life, she thought.

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the gracious Rochelle-Wisoff Fields of the blog Addicted to Purple and the flower image is courtesy of The Reclining Gentleman


27 thoughts on “Miss Maddie’s Garden

  1. gahlearner

    I love the phrase, “were too busy struggling to survive their own lives,” — isn’t that so true for many of us? Miss Maddie is a great character. There can be beauty in life if you make an effort, even with small funds.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I think we really don’t look at what is around us and especially at the human beings around us many times. I wanted to show that she is still human. Yes and that we can still have beauty and meaning in our lives, even with small incomes. Thank You.

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