Mystery Of the Flowers: #FridayFictioneers

 

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Photo Credit: @Dale Rogerson

 

 

Story # 1:

 

Amanda returns from work, to her new home to see two pretty bouquets adorning the dining table. The dainty one reads, “To the worlds most gorgeous woman, love you more-Rohit”

The note on bigger bouquet reads, “From your Secret Admirer”

Amanda is flummoxed. Rohit walks in and kisses Amanda on the forehead. “Hi darling, you got the flowers. Great! Wow, who’s the other one from?” Amanda shrugs her shoulders.

At that very moment Max walks in with a box of chocolates.“Happy Birthday to my best friend’s stunning wife”, he says, planting a lingering kiss on Amanda’s cheek.

 

 

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Story #2:

 

Mother is ailing for a while now. This bloody cancer, it eats into your emotional and physical being day after day. But today she is returning from the hospital. She is on the mend. As we wheel her to our new home, she is greeted by two stunning bouquets of flowers.

Mother squeals in delight. She loves flowers. She spent most of her life nurturing her flower and vegetable garden. “Who are they from?”, she asks me quizzically.

“Take a guess Ma”, I tell her.

“From my own garden, is it?”, she beams ear to ear.

I simply nod in gratitude.

 

 

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Word Count: 100

Writing for our lovely host, Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers. Rochelle, sorry but I took the liberty of posting two stories. Hope I’m not breaking any rules.

Read some fantastic entries to this week’s Friday Fictioneers here.

 

 

13 thoughts on “Mystery Of the Flowers: #FridayFictioneers

  1. gahlearner says:

    Both are great stories. As everyone else, I see trouble ahead with Max. And for #2, I love the phrase, ‘eats into your emotional and physical being day after day.” I hope there won’t be a tragic ending to that story.

  2. Christine Goodnough says:

    You’ve done a good job going in two completely different directions with one prompt.
    I’m thinking the first tale is going to lead to serious trouble, the second will bring the unavoidable sorrow.

  3. pennygadd51 says:

    Two enjoyable stories. Like the others who commented, I prefer the second. It’s a lovely twist that the flowers are from her mother’s own garden, and it emphasises how expert a gardener her mother must have been to have grown such beautiful blooms. And to be that expert, she must love her garden very much. Nicely told, Natasha

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