Fat Garden

A monarch butterfly followed me to the post office. Since the store closed last year, the village is quiet — only a garage and the post office remain open, and the post office keeps merely afternoon hours. Save for the elementary school, the town feels emptied out.

With no one around, I walked with the butterfly along the dirt road, until the winged beauty turned and fluttered over the weeds along the stream.

September: with the weather still warm, the frogs sang last night. Just before dusk, the girls and I picked a mountain — and then a mountain more — of tomatoes from the garden. More to put up. The younger daughter keeps track, satisfied, with our harvest.


About Brett Ann Stanciu

A writer and sugarmaker, Brett Ann lives with her two daughters in stony soil Vermont. Her novel HIDDEN VIEW was published by Green Writers Press in the fall of 2015. Let my writing speak for itself.
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2 Responses to Fat Garden

  1. homeandharrow says:

    Beautiful. I know I keep saying that about your posts, but it’s true. I look forward to your writing every single day! Also, I would very much like to visit your village. It sounds wonderful 🙂

  2. Thanks, again, for the compliment! It’s pretty darn nice in Vermont right now… Come January, it’s a different, less sweet story 🙂

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