Hey there, welcome to my submission to this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge. Not familiar with it here’s a recap. The goal is to write a story 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Interested in finding out more please visit our noble host’s site by clicking Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
This weeks photo prompt has been provided by Dale Rogerson. Thanks Dale for the inspiring photo.
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Now here is my 90 word story – I Vow
Bright bursts of color. Jagged yellows, searing reds, blinding white. With each blow, the colors blossomed.
Did he really believe the flowers that arrived like clockwork after each assault would make it alright?
They keep coming, small bouquets to towering arrangements. The colorful array of bruises fade, the broken bones heal. I run my fingers down the stem of a rose, searching for the thorn that I know is there. I prick my finger, squeeze out bright red blood and vow, never again.
A new batch of flowers arrived today.
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