Fantasy Horror dark fantasy flash fiction

Poison Garden

By Laura Anne Gilman
Aug 11, 2019 · 372 words · 2 minutes

lost in the wilderness

Photo by Andalucía Andaluía via Unsplash.

From the author: Be careful what you're thinking, when you work with growing things....


Jessie had a poison garden. It wasn't much of one; a patch of ragged plants, snakeroot and dog’s mercury, and a few others, ugly and unappreciated, cultivated within the circle of rocks back behind the Sciences building, but the shadows were right and the soil was moist, and everyone was more concerned with what was going on inside, too busy to get to their destinations, to notice what greens were at their ankles.

And Jessie wasn't going to do anything with it, not grind them in anyone's tea...

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