A Quiet Root

We comb through hundreds of literary magazines to bring you one stellar poem or flash fiction piece every weekday.

“Seeds Grow in the Dark” by Nadia Born

One day, Yuri noticed Grig taking apricot pits and planting them around the apartment. The boy didn’t yet know that seeds couldn’t grow in sofas, under pillows or inside kitchen pots. Yuri nearly told him that growing doesn’t work that way – that water, sun and earth were necessary – but he hesitated.

Read it in the Jellyfish Review

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