I plant strawberries in a pot on the windowsill.
“Easy to grow!” the packet promises. My mouth waters as I imagine juicy, home-grown fruit.
Soon, they sprout.
Days later, they’re limp and dead. I forgot to water them. Again.
Maybe this time, I tell myself as I purchase tomato seeds.
Elena is 14 years old. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found doing homework or procrastinating.