I watched a video today about a curtain stuffed with algae that takes in as much carbon dioxide and produces as much oxygen as a full grown tree. Draped over buildings, clear bioplastic tubes filled with green granules are making photosynthesis more efficient, the process perfected to a science. But can you take shade under an algae curtain on a hot day? Hang a swing from one? Make love hidden by low hanging boughs? Carve your name in one so all who walk past will know that for one flitting second on the face of this earth you existed? Do the curtains sing in the breeze or tell the passing of the seasons? Perhaps nature is perfection all on its own.
Flash Fiction by Robin Jeffrey
Robin Jeffrey was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming to a psychologist and a librarian, giving her a love of literature and a consuming interest in the inner workings of people’s minds, which have served her well as she pursues a career in creative writing. She currently resides in Bremerton, Washington. www.writingwithrobin.com