Some flowers wither #dVerse #Prosery

Image Credit: LarissaKK

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 assigned quotation was:

The seed of a poem lay dormant in my heart.

-Valsa George, ‘Winged Words’

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

42 thoughts on “Some flowers wither #dVerse #Prosery

  1. 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… 👍🏼🙂✌🏼🫶🏼

  2. “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 🤍🤗

    1. 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! 💗

  3. 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.

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