Thursday, August 03, 2017

Wilted Lies

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

The flowers were delivered early in the morning.  He still remembered my favourites I could see.  The beautiful orange sepals of the bird of paradise stood out drawing attention to their beauty.  The dazzling purple irises bringing back memories of happier times and there was a peace lily thrown in too. 

Then my eyes fell on the neatly stacked boxes lined up against the wall and interrupted the trip down the sentimental memory lane.


My lips flickered in a wry smile.  I wonder if he knew that the Strelitzia is considered to be a symbol of faithfulness, love, and thoughtfulness.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100.

Initially I was lacking inspiration this week.  Floral intents and purposes it really felt nipped in the bud.  Sometimes a photo can put you in that orchid position.  But I've got one in now, not taking a leaf of absence

A picture with flowers deserves a song about flowers, with two of my favourite artists.

To read the blooming stories this week click here



20 comments :

  1. Dear Subroto,

    Nice story, but your epilogue blossomed into a sweet bouquet. The pun-gent aroma was a sweet non-scents that was fun to read.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle, I’m lavender comments that you wrote.

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  2. Man, I love that song... hadn't heard it in eons...
    As for the story and epilogue...I cannot top Rochelle's comment!

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    1. Thanks Dale, I think flowery prose is possible if you use a lily bit of imagination.

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  3. Thanks for the link. I did not know about this.

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    1. Thanks YS. Friday Fictioneers can be educational too ;-)

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  4. No, that relationship has run its course. It was just a token gesture to help him feel better about himself.

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    1. That is absolutely true. Thanks for reading and commenting Penny.

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  5. The title is so very fitting for your story. Well done

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    1. Thanks Alicia I am glad you picked up on the title.

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  6. She's better off just moving on with her life - as she seems to be doing quite well! No bunch of flowers will make up for what he's done, I'm guessing. Nice tale

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    1. Not even all the flowers in the world. Thanks for your comments Lynn, I am glad you liked it.

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  7. You've gotta be careful with flowers - they all seem to have some hidden meaning :-)

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    1. Yeah probably stick with cauliflowers instead. Thanks for reading and commenting Alistair.

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  8. Anonymous8:04 AM

    This is great, lovely idea to take the meaning of flowers into it. The MC will still enjoy the flowers for their beauty. Fun epilogue too. --Gah Learner

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    1. Thank Gabriele I am glad you liked it.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Dee Dee.

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