Jones was born and raised in Hopwell and was well liked, even though the townfolk thought that he was a little slow. He had a cabbage patch next to his cabin in the woods. Every night, the rabbits would feast on his cabbage and he woke up every morning and saw his ravaged garden.
He was mystified. Indeed, he was naive and utterly blind to the events unfolding while he was asleep! He wasn't even suspicious when he heard the rabbits talking and making chortling sounds. Despite this obvious truth, he loved the little bunnies and would feed them from whatever was left in his garden.
Mirna, who lived about a half mile down the road from Jones, brought him biscuits and gravy every morning. Jones had no idea, but Mirna had a crush on him. And every day, Mirna would ask him to dinner. But Jones would always say, "No, thank you ma'am." He was not exactly sure why he said no, but he was afraid. Maybe it was the rumors, where it was said that she did some bad things and was sent to a "home". The newspaper stories were confusing too, but he understood when he read that the judge said: "You are criminally insane!"
But Mirna, now having been released for some six months, was ready to resume her life. And so, when she brought the biscuits and gravy to Jones, she wanted to be helpful. She tried to warn him that the rabbits were the ones destroying his cabbage patch. She suggested a low fence that might keep them away. But Jones would hear none of it; he loved his bunnies.
After his umteenth replanting, one morning, Jones woke up to see his cabbage patch thriving. He thought, I must have found my green thumb. As Mirna served the biscuits and gravy, Jones bragged: "I've finally mastered the art of gardening!"...Mirna smiled.
And the bunnies were never seen or heard from again.
I wrote this for the Trifecta Week 44 Writing Challenge where we are supposed to write a 33-333 word composition using the third definition of the word "blind".
Your comments are appreciated.