Saturday, March 26, 2016

Potted Plants

PHOTO PROMPT – © Ted Strutz
The first time he got her flowers, it was an assortment of pink, orange and yellow roses with exotic Peruvian lilies.  She was young then and overwhelmed by the gesture of romance. 

Only much later when she stripped back the fragments of their lives that all the pieces of the puzzle fell in to reveal the truth about the bouquets. 

Vibrant Gerberas to replace the colour missing her life, the roses in shades of pink, orange and lavender, flowers for each act of betrayal. 

She would have flushed his ashes but Blood & Bone Mix is an excellent plant starter.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

On Friday we had little detour of 250 kms after we missed a turn driving from Brisbane to Sydney.  First miss on a route we've been driving for 16 years but then it's holiday time with family after being the weekend visitor for the past few months.  

To read more about potted plants from this week click here.

20 comments :

  1. Why waste good ashes when we don't need to!!

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    1. Especially when there is a blooming idiot involved. Thanks for reading and commenting Dale.

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you liked it.

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  3. I love the language of flowers mixed with the little act of liberating vengeance. At last the guy brings some beauty into her live.

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    1. He was a late bloomer. Thanks for your comments Gabriele.

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  4. Recycle, recycle, that's what I always say.

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    1. And how does your garden grow? Thanks for your comments Sandra.

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  5. Dear Subroto,

    I can't begin to tell you how many ways I enjoyed this piece. You have to give her credit for being resourceful. Bravo!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you Rochelle I am so glad you enjoyed the story.

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  6. Recycle those bones! Nice one.

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    1. Hopefully only for one application. Thanks for your comments Ansumani.

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  7. Good story, Subroto. Okay, he's now what you might call donw-to-earth, literally. Well done. --- Suzanne

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    1. He might end up going to seed too. Thanks for your comments Suzanne.

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  8. Oh, so very good! Avenged in spades

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    1. Thanks Mary I am glad you like the story.

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  9. Nicely layered story. I really enjoyed this. That last line is a zinger!

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    1. Thanks Amy. The relationship was going to seed and now Tulips are better than none.

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  10. I hear blood meal will keep the rabbits from eating your plants too. Maybe he is helpful after all. :)

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    1. Bunnies are hare today and gone tomorrow. He turned out to blossom quite well. Thanks for reading and commenting Russell.

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