General Fiction posted September 11, 2016

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An ugly duckling story of the plant world

Yellow Ballerina

by Maria Jose Garcia

I was small and brown. I was round like an onion. Nobody would have said I was beautiful, but I didn't worry because I knew I would shine one day.

They buried me in the ground and even though it was claustrophobic, I did not scream. I had to be patient. Wait a while longer.

I finally started escaping my earthen prison. I sprouted green limbs and danced in the sun.

And then one perfect day, I was finally crowned in wonderfully bright yellow.

'Mum! Come! There's a daffodil in the garden,' a little voice said.

And I was happy.

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