Ian Baptiste was finally starting to see some light in his life after the tragic death of his wife. Following a significant promotion, he'd been able to move with his son into WhisperWood, an exclusive, gated neighborhood. His son was thriving and getting ready to go off to college. Ian's most recent work with predictive analytics was attracting even more attention to him from the company executives. Still, something nagged at him. Something didn't feel quite right. Something was off. All of his feelings came to a head when he looked through a crack in the wall behind his home and discovered something that both broke and awakened his heart. In the spirit of 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451, Parable of Weeds is a speculative look at a possible future. A novelette (50 pages).