Night-Day 21

The moonflower blooms only on summer nights. The scent, heavy as a gardenia, attracts moths. Drawn to white petals as big as searchlights, the moth dances between flowers, allowing the plant to re-seed. The seeds are large and waxy like pine nuts, but don’t mistake them for food. They’re hallucinogenic and deadly.

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About Elisabeth Crisp / @crisplyspoken

I write funny stories about serious subjects.

Posted on August 21, 2012, in Just One Thing, Writers Write and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Gorgeous but deadly, sounds about right.

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