Ilsa's Garden by Rebecca Lyn Shelley
Approx. 4,630 words.
Published on June 25, 2012 by
Wonder Realms Books.
A Science Fiction Short Story.
When Maria and a ship of refugees flee Alvera to make a colony on Alvera's moon, they only have the supplies they find on the ship and the seeds Maria has brought with her. While Maria grows her garden, she makes a new friend of the sentient plant she names Ilsa, but Maria's friendship is threatened when the colonists' raid Ilsa's garden.