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The black sky had cracks where the light broke through. He enjoyed keeping time with the stars.
One dewy morning he explained to his love how the Earth was his mother and the sky, his father. How the trees and flowers were his brothers and sisters.
That’s when she saw it. Inside one magical flower, the seed of a poem lay dormant.
“In my heart, you are my everything,” she confided.
Eventually they wed and he took her home to a castle that leaked, and she wept as large buckets collected rain, moonlight, magic. Any other witch would have known she was blessed!
For a while he kept it together, holding the crescent moon tightly under his tongue. Until she went too far.
“Is it just me or does this wet grass stink?” she asked, in between two shrill sneezes.
The honeymoon was over.
written for dVerse prosery where we write flash fiction with a beginning, a middle and an end, in any genre of the author’s choice, no longer than 144 words. This very short piece of prose must include an assigned line from a poem, within the 144 word limit. Writers may change the punctuation of the assigned line, but they may not insert words within the quotation.
The seed of a poem lay dormant in my heart.
-Valsa George, ‘Winged Words’
42 thoughts on “Some flowers wither #dVerse #Prosery”
Funny and surreal story, Tricia. Can’t she do like Mickey did in Fantasia and have the buckets walk the stuff outside? 😉
😆yes, maybe in the next story, this will all be made right! Thanks, Lisa!
OMG what an imagination!
Thanks for dropping by my blog
Thanks, Gillena! So happy you enjoyed it! 🌼🌻🌼
Hi Tricia… Happy (______________) — fill in the blank with whatever you are celebrating this time of year. Made me smile, thank you. Nice writing my friend… 👍🏼🙂✌🏼🏼
Glad you enjoyed, Rob! Appreciate your comment! 🌼🌻🌼
The love is always, too beautiful to say no to, until the realities, set in, then, we all want out…
Need more magical seeds, I think! It does take work! 💯💗
Oh that’s funny! Reality meets romance head on.
Yes! 😆 thanks, Sarah! 💗
A nice take! Love it.
Thanks, Kaushal, happy you enjoyed it! 🌼🌻🌼
Always a pleasure 😊💐
Beautifully and masterfully creative! Loved it!
Thanks so much, Susan! 💗
Nicely wacky and wonderfully magic!
So happy you think so, Jane!! 💗💗
What an interesting twist in character development. The honeymoon is often over way too soon!
Yes, if I had a few more words to work with, it would have lasted a wee bit longer!! 😆💗
Made me giggle.
Thanks, Paul, happy to hear! 💐
Nicely done Tricia.. fun story you created❣️
Thanks, Cindy! I enjoy the flash fiction! 💗
love it ..you’re so good at it❣️
Intriguing story, Tricia. I read it twice!
Thanks, Priscilla! Happy you enjoyed it! 🥰
“Inside one magical flower, the seed of a poem lay dormant.” – that line is just stunning!! This whole piece is absolutely divine, dear Tricia! I loved reading and the thoughtful messages throughout added to the magic. Well done, my friend 🤍🤗
Thanks, appreciate your kind words, always! 💗🥰💗
Wow! This is awesome! 😊
Thanks so much! It’s a favorite of mine now that it’s been accepted into Free Verse Revolution due out on April 23rd. I just altered the prompt line a bit so I was stealing it! 💗
That’s great!👍🏼😊It’s my pleasure.
I love this funny, magical story, Tricia! One of your best.
And I see that it’s being published. Congratulations!
That’s great that they take pieces you’ve put on your blog.
Thanks so much, Merril! Yes, I was happy so, too! Excited for the publication! 🥰
You’re welcome! 😊
Thanks, Jeff, happy you enjoyed it! 😄💗