Expectations

EXPECTATIONS

Two children were each given an acorn to plant.

The first was interested, pleased, impressed, deeply moved as it gradually grew into an oak tree, a transformation she could never have anticipated, scarcely have believed possible.

The other was bitterly disappointed.

She had wanted a beech tree.

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on August 1, 2016, in Flash Fiction and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Maybe she should have planted a beech nut.

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  2. Uh-oh 😉 Funny you posted this, for in a literal sense, I had a friend over to visit my gardens yesterday, and I was marveling aloud how amazing it is to see ‘all this’ having emerged from seed. Miracles abound, perspective is everything 😉

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