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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Review: The Houseplant by Jeremy Ray

The Houseplant 
by Jeremy Ray

Thanks so much to the author for this copy.

Go visit HERE for details on how to win a signed first edition of The Houseplant! 

Publisher: Infinite Ray Publishing
Publish Date: December 14, 2020
Kindle Edition
Genre: Short story, Contemporary

George, a fern, doesn’t appreciate being bought by Brenda at Home Depot.

And he certainly doesn’t appreciate being trapped in her house of humans. He yearns to be with the plants outside in the garden. With time, George learns to trust Brenda and think of her as his human. Then one day, tragedy strikes and George’s life will never be the same. What happens when a houseplant loses the thing he never knew he wanted?

You'll never look at houseplants the same way again.

My Review:

OK ok ok... I admit I've always said short stories were never quite my thing.  That sometime they worked and other times they didn't and blah blah blah.  Well, I sit here corrected because this one WORKED FOR ME!  Even at the end, I said out loud to my kindle, " THAT'S IT?!" Sigh... I need more George in my life.

I am absolutely terrible with plants.  Horrible.  I even killed a bamboo once. 😧 So when I first moved into my latest and greatest apartment, I decided to try my hands at a couple of succulents.  I heard they were hard to kill... well, so supposedly were bamboo... but let's not go back there.  During this pandemic, I started paying more attention to them.  Talking to them every morning and noticed they started thriving.  And it's weird how a human can get bonded to a plant, eh?  So meet Sue and Lenny - my two succulents,  I also have a coaster cactus but yeah yeah, not a real plant. Anyhow..... back to George,

How did this super short story pierce my heart? What a unique story Jeremy gave us from the POV of a fern. All living things in this world need company, love and kindness.  Now I feel I need to get a bigger pot so they can intertwin roots and be happy.  And possibly get a fern as well.  I mean, if fern sales don't go up after this story is released ...... 😉

An absolutely adorable read.


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