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Eager for spring

It always brightens my day to see a child happy and excited for something. And little more than seeing Scald’s excitement when Spring arrives. As I stood aside watching him push the heavy planter of his newest acquirement into place in the front window, I couldn’t help but smile at his soft little gasps and wheezes of excitement. He knows well by now how bleak and greenless New Babbage can be, but it hasn’t dampened his spirits in the least it seems. He’s been testing the soil samples he’s been collecting all about town, looking for the ideal spots, I suspect for some of his seeds. Would that be considered some form of attack here in Babbage? Rogue planting? Our own front yard seems suited for little more than scrub and the hardiest of plants. I do hope he doesn’t attempt to sow something monstrous to make up for it’s toxicity. 

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  1. Christine McAllister Pearse Christine McAllister Pearse March 12, 2011

    Something monstrous like pink butterfly emitting tulips?

    • Kristos Sonnerstein Kristos Sonnerstein March 13, 2011

      Oh, don’t let that sweet innocence of his fool you, Duchess Pearse. The boy has been known, for the sake of science, to cultivate quite dangerous things in his greenhouse back home. ::leans in to Mr. Lighthouse:: I’d dare say he’d find a way to double that Splice 9’s resilience and we’d all be buried in pod people up to our ears. And I might remind you.. I’m quite tall with quite long ears… 

  2. Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse March 12, 2011

    Psst, I might have some seeds for Scald to plant… shhh.

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