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#Whistpr Prompt of the Day

a dandelion growing through a wooden plank
Photo by Markus Spiske, Unsplash

She was wild as a weed. No one could tell her what to do or where to grow. Men tried: “Be a rose. Why can’t you be a regular rose?” The kind that would take to their pruning, grow in the shape they wanted.

She grew in concrete.

On the side of a wall.

You couldn’t tell her anything at all.

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