Chapter 3. Development

Everything has a life cycle

Chapter 3 of They Weren’t Triffids. Conceptual art by Lex Richards

Year 6
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Jon-Piet could barely breathe. He could see the tentacles of the large green monster below him stretching up into the tree in which he hid. The tentacles grew and stretched, and then they grew right past him. They went straight to the…