The Houseplant: A Short Story by Jeremy Ray is a lovely tale about a plant that grows to love his woman-human, Brenda.
Shout-out to Chandra of Where The Reader Grows for putting The Houseplant on my radar! 🙂
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on The Houseplant: A Short Story by Jeremy Ray
Right off the bat, this was adorable. I mean, the dedication was for the dying plant that Jeremy had been forced to leave behind with a roommate, and we got a little explanation about what happened there.
When the short story begins, we’re right in the middle of a Sunday bookclub meeting. When Brenda, the woman hosting, begins to tell the tale of how her and “George” met, we’re off and running.
Hearing that, you may assume that George is a human loved one, but no, George is her fern.
This story had me cracking up during most of the story, but don’t let that fool you; it’s a real emotional rollercoaster! There are anticipation filled build-ups, there are highs, there are sharp turns, and there are stomach-dropping plummets. All within just thirty-one pages!
My Favorite Passage from The Houseplant: A Short Story
If only these woman-humans knew the real story: how a houseplant came to tolerate it’s human.
My Final Thoughts on The Houseplant: A Short Story
My goodness, who knew a short story about a plant could pack this much of an emotional punch!? Excuse me while I go talk to my houseplants…
If you have houseplant children, you’re going to love this! If you are a plant-free household, prepare your wallets! You’d going to want to go adopt a plant immediately after reading.
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Thanks for reading!
I cannot wait to read more from Jeremy ASAP. I’ve already snagged his apocalyptic horror short, The Gatherings. Stay tuned for that review!