Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Fake Roses

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Fake roses make me think
Of our life together
Where I expected to inhale
The fragrance of a life entwined
Of warm companionship and bliss

What I got instead
Was a bunch of plastic flowers
Colours gaudy
A gilt edge border
That was meant to entice

But it never did
Lacking not just the aroma
But a soul
Laugh you may
At that thought

Of a spirited flower
So close your eyes
And in your mind
Transport away
To a verdant vale

Where flowers bloom
Inhale their delicate scent
Their short lived life
Leaves behind a fragrance
That lives forever.

100 words.

Welcome to another week of Friday Fictioneer.   Missed last week due to extra work commitments and with this being a busier week, I thought I'd get one in before the week gets hectic.  It is a day of sad  memories for us, can't believe five years have passed since this  entry In Our Hearts Forever   

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Perfect Match

PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

My uncle was a diehard bachelor who consistently ignored match making attempts.  Growing up I recall my mother and her sisters being convinced that this would be the year their brother would marry. 

Ultimately the sisters gave up and we learned about this one girl who he loved but did not approach.  Ultimately she got married and moved away.  

Then in his sixties my uncle discovered social media, connections were made with old contacts, including the newly widowed flame.  Within a month his Facebook status was changed to ‘In a relationship’.

Who knew such flames of passion burned deep inside?

100 words.

If it's Wednesday then it must be the start of another episode of Friday Fictioneer.   This time it seems to be a flame game.  I too had an entry four years ago The Liberating Fire which was a bit darker then this light-hearted submission.  I hope you like it, all I can say is Burn appetit. 

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