The Fallen

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From the view of a wildflower in someone's backyard, Iggy tells the tale of his spring encounters to his offspring.

Submitted: May 23, 2017

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Submitted: May 23, 2017

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Life was nicer underground. Simpler. But now, as a grown Azalea flower, things are much more complicated, as we have all blossomed. 

I had a normal childhood. My siblings and I were very close. We grew upwards together, and all stayed close to our roots. We were all super excited when we finally sprouted out of the dirt, and immediately began soaking in the sweet vitamin D. 

We had been raised thinking our future was bright, with a shining sun above us and plenty of water. Boy, were we wrong.

The first one of us to fall was Daisy. 

That was the most horrifying experience of my life. 

I had been warned about the Humans, but never really considered them a big threat. I just thought they seemed cute and squishy.

I found out that day that they may be cute and squishy, but deep down, they were cold-blooded killers. 

We were just sitting and talking, swaying a bit in the breeze, and planting our children, when a giant came from a big clear sliding thing on the building in front of us. They called it a house, though I had no clue what that meant. 

The giant emerged from the house wearing a hat and some gloves. It was carrying a pair of mini saw things. 

It looked around and spotted us. The giant then proceeded to advance forwards, while smiling like everything was going to be fine. 

It bent down, took the mini saws, and removed my sister from her stem! I was lucky enough to not get bit off, but many of my siblings did. I was never to see them again.

 

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My family and I were all trying to help each other not completely break down after the trauma the day before. It was just horrible! I knew her best friend, Rose, would never recover. 

That was when the actual worst day of my life happened. 

I still had an awful image in my head of the monstrous thing that had swooped down the day before and kidnapped my brothers and sisters, so I remembered well what the thing looked like. 

The next day, the clear sliding thing opened again, and I braced myself. But what was revealed was not the terrifying human of the day before, but a minature version of it!

While it was still much larger than us, I figured it wouldn't be able to do the same amount of damage as the bigger one. I was wronger than I had ever been in my life.

It, like its older version, looked around and advanced toward us. The mini human had no weapons in hand, thank goodness, otherwise it would have gotten all of us.

Mini Human bent on its knees and squatted there for a second, soon saying in its menacing tone, "Pretty flowers!"

It was mocking us! I was absolutely furious

The tiny one grabbed half of the remaining siblings of mine, which added up to about twenty-three, and said to the dead carcasses of my bretheren, "Momma's gonna love them!"

Then it laughed. Laughed! Like it was having the time of its life! 

It smiled joyously, as I was unsure whether I would ever be able to do again.

I tell this to you, my young sprouts, so that you know to never underestimate the abilities of a human! If you ever see one coming, you better hope for the best!


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