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Worship
Flash fiction by Rob Walton 

You said you worshipped vegetation.  I said Don’t be daft.  You said nature was soft and you wanted to lie in it always.  I said we should walk and pray.  You said we had different gods.  I said everybody can pay homage to love.  You said you praised the sudden rush of cow parsley.  I said it died quickly.  You said it always came back.  I said it thrives in the shade and that might be a lesson for us.  You said we should honour vegetation.  I said Don’t be daft.  You said Give us a kiss.

Rob Walton is from Scunthorpe and lives in Whitley Bay. He writes short fiction and poetry for both adults and children. Instagram and Twitter: @robwaltonwriter.