I really didn’t want to use “when worlds collide” because I wasn’t planning on making the headline to a movie trailer. So instead, I made the totally new and totally original title you see above! Then again, I also really wanted to use the title “Mr. Ceisal’s Garden,” but given the thumbnail and picture that Friday Fictioneers provided for this week’s prompt… well, it’s hardly going to lure anybody into a false sense of security when you already know how it ends!
And now, I present to you a delightful little tale about an old man having the best part of his world swept out from under him.
Trust me, it’s hilarious!
Regardless, have fun~
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
Mr. Roderick Ceisal, aged 76 and living on Serene Way, loved his garden.
He loved nurturing the leafy undergrowth with his own hands and seeing the garden lattice play host to thriving ivy.
He even loved the busy streets which growled and thrummed all around his home. He thought the outside world of cold machinery added some poetic contrast to the gentle and natural world that his garden was.
But one day, Mr. Roderick Ceisal’s garden suddenly started moving at 78 miles an hour, mounted on the grille of a truck whose driver forgot all about his Monday dentist appointment.
I can already see that the sequel to this story involves Roderick chasing down the insolent young’un and then knocking all of his freshly-cleaned teeth out with his cane. Then he’s arrested and forced to leave his home that still has the remnant of his beautiful and beloved garden…
Oh the hell with it, it’s the spiritual successor to UP! It’ll be called “DOWN UNDER.” Roderick tunnels into the ground… somehow… and meet a small mole creature named Rustle and an extremely lost and confused Australian named Dug.
Okay, these puns are starting to get out of hand. They should have been buried six feet under a long time ago.
Good luck, you brave writer folk!