The story is told from the point-of-view of a sprouting seed, and it does so quite naturally (no pun intended.) It is indeed short, but there are many non-sandpit games on this site that are of similar length to this one.
This game would be at least 3-star worthy if: in addition to being a couple dozen pages longer, it offered more choices/interactivity. Given how charmingly modest the narrative is, it's a shame I can't give a higher score.
Seems to be one of Quest's many abandoned projects that had potential.