The Burning Kind of Heat

Only a month ago random seeds of snapdragons found their roots in the sandy soil of my cactus garden and  blossomed into beautiful clusters of lippy-mouthed flowers, ignoring the prickly thorns and rubbery leaves bumping up against their own delicate green.  Two days ago, I carefully pulled their crispy corpses from amongst the thriving cacti, their life force having been sucked dry. Nature is simultaneously wondrous and devastating, the Arizona desert, hellishly relentless in July, stocking every living thing … I’m desperate for a few breaths of moist, cool, salty, divine ocean air.

Author: Plynn Gutman

Plynn Gutman is a certified coach with a refreshing and holistic approach to achieving an Integrated Life. Specialized retreats, workshops and classes are all a part of Plynn’s wide array of resources that she offers along with useful life lessons, tips and advice through her blog. A writer at heart, with several titles available, Plynn's variety of work appeals to everyone.

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  1. i have just read this short story, i liked the visual of their ‘crispy corpses’ you have a lovely way with words. after your time in your pacific island paradise you should have your lungs filled to the top luv barb

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