She found herself a small portion of land at one corner of the backyard. She plowed the soil with a shovel in her tiny hands, planted some seeds and watered them. She wanted this for a long time now – her own garden.
On a sunny afternoon, young roots appeared from the seeds, the shoot straightened and shining leaves uncoiled. She clapped with glee.
The plants started growing on the soil bed, took the shape of a small bush.
Then the red flowers bloomed.
She ran to her father and pulled his shirt, “Look papa, the plants are growing-”
He smiled and tapped her shoulder, “You are doing good, sweetheart.”
There was no room for a real garden in the apartment. His five year old daughter was picking up virtual reality games.

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