The Rough Patch

The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section - By Brian Lies

Evan and his dog do ev­ery­thing to­gether, from eat­ing ice cream to car­ing for their award­win­ning gar­den, which grows big and beau­ti­ful. One day the un­think­able hap­pens: Evan’s dog dies. Heart­bro­ken, Evan de­stroys the gar­den and ev­ery­thing in it. The ground be­comes over­grown with prick­les and thorns, and Evan em­braces the chaos.

But beauty grows in the dark­est of places, and when a twist­ing vine turns into an im­mense pump­kin, Evan is drawn out of his mis­ery and back to the county fair, where friend­ships—old and new—await.

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