Ray Bradbury’s Summer Flower

This reminded me of a science fiction story called “All Summer In A Day” by Ray Bradbury. It’s about a class of students who live on Venus where it rains all day and the sun comes out only for an hour every seven years. The only one of these students that remembers sunshine is Margot.

This was a story that left me in awe of Ray Bradbury. He had in a single short story captured how it feels to feel alienated, to long for something people don’t understand, and the exquisite clarity and obliviousness with which children experience cruelty.

After all these years these words still give me chills.

“I think the sun is a flower, That blooms for just one hour.”

– Margot, All Summer In a Day
Red Flower  Ray Bradbury Quote I think the sun is a flower, That blooms for just one hour.
Margot the flower in “Summer Flower”

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