Thank you all so much for your input to my conundrum! You are all shining beautiful stars!
I shall be very brave and stick to my little story - it feels complete. Yay! Now off it goes to my reliable critique-ers! Yikes.
Yesterday, I said goodbye to my 12 year old “rude cactus” when I came home to find this:
I called the cactus rude because it grew into what looked like two fingers making a V shape. Ahem.
Charlie says: I am innocent of all cacti massacre and show you my back of disrespect.
It’s the 1st of June! Wow!