I swear that I didn’t intend to write on a similar theme as my last post: The Birth of Dandelions, written by Kazakhstani writer Anel Fuller. But when you sit down to write and a story pops out, that’s what you get.
The Greens Shall Inherit the Earth
We were assigned four plots, so we each picked a crop. Each to their own, we said.
I chose tomatoes.
Alex wanted onions.
Troy got zucchini.
Danielle insisted on dandelions. Insisted. She contended that dandelion greens were amazing. She brought us reams of recipes to make her case: dandelion tea, dandelion fritters, even coffee made from the roots.
We fought her, but ultimately it was her choice. Danielle got her dandelions.
Now it’s been two weeks and we have four plots of dandelions. Turns out Danielle doesn’t even really like dandelion greens.
And the community garden people are just livid.