Sunday, 6 July 2008

Picking courgettes in the rain

Today, it rained. Not just 10 weak drops. Proper rain. I have been waiting all week for it to sweep in. So have my courgettes. Anyway, now I am happy on 2 counts because I have just made and eaten a delicious courgette soup. I wanted to write my first 50 word piece today, so here it is - no surprises about the subject matter!

The breeze snatched at trees. I pulled a few hands of shallots from dusty soil, rubbed dirt from their skins. When the slanting rain began, I stepped into a colour jungle of golden fish mouth flowers intertwined with shocked orange nasturtiums to pick you. Then I ate you for lunch.