Flush with colours of the season for Carol J Forrester, Writing and Works September Speculative Fiction Prompt.
“Looking back through time” David Gray, Babylon.
Green falls from bright washed walls cut and shaped from the earth. A bas-relief, nightshade the cover. Beneath the folds, cedar eyes pierce the burst of evening blue and red to look upon the North Palace. What grows here in this garden nourished by the greywater. Sweet and dusty fragrance.
Winged beasts dance between long shadows thrown off date palm. Brushstrokes of muted bloom and fruit fleeing from the balconies and climbing warm stone stairs. Olive, fig, and grape from the other lands not shaped by wind and sand. How the garden breathes in the sun and out the hopes and dreams.
And she looked upon her creation, cedar eyes beneath the folds and wry wrinkles came at the corners, pleased with what she had sewn.