I stole my neighbour’s aloe vera plant.
It was tough.
I waited for them to leave.
I was in my miniskirt, I had no time to change.
I balanced my feet, trying not to fall into the longkang.
I stuck the spade into the dirt and dug the plant out. It came out nicely.
I saw another neighbour peering over from her fence. It was embarrassing. But I pretended to be nonchalant.
I ran to my garden with the plant firmly in my hand. I was so excited.
I stuck the plant into an empty pot.
I poured newly bought dirt into in. Yes, I had plans from the beginning. I was prepared .
I compressed the dirt around the plant with my hands. What a satisfaction.
Then I realised the plant was not in the middle of the pot. I wanted to dig it out and position it again.
But shit, the neighbours came back. I ran back into the house. Dirty spade, muddy hands and all.
I watched solemnly from my windows, my aloe vera plant crushed to the side of the pot.
Fuck…I’m having bash jitters. This is worse than the prom.