A SHORT STORY
One day the Lady of the House carefully planted a few pots of herbs + one pot of small patio tomatoes. There was joy in the land.
The sky was blue above, forsooth.
Cardinals, sitting in trees, shooketh their tail feathers.
Cute garden tags proclaimed what was in each herb pot.
However, one evening a magical thunderstorm rolled through the land turning the sky to a weird shade of orange, creating a beautiful unexpected rainbow. Things had changed.
At first, the Lady of the House was charmed by the rainbow, until she saw that the storm winds had snapped her tomato plant in two. She was sad.
But the Lady of the House, being ever hopeful and raised on fairy tales, put the little green tomatoes in a dish on the kitchen table near a sunny window.
Where, alas & alack, despite the Lady of the House’s tender care, the little tomatoes remain green and inedible to this day.