Thursday, 12 September 2013

Five Sentence Fiction - Flowers

Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie McFerrin posts a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate writes a five sentence story based on the prompt word.
The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week: FLOWERS
As he stood in the busy shop surrounded by a colourful rainbow, fear and confusion crossed his face.
"It's red for romance and yellow for friendship, if that helps you?" he heard next to him.
He glanced across and saw an old lady who was gazing fondly at the regal looking irises.
"My Jack used to buy me flowers every week for 47 years, they've all got different meanings but every bunch was given with love."
A short time later he stood nervously at her door, a bunch of beautiful orange roses in his hand and tucked amongst the blooms was a card that read, "A marriage needs both friendship and romance, I promise to give you both."


  1. Beautiful! We can learn a lot from the elderly
    folks if we just listen.

  2. Awww, its so cute and adorable! I love old couples. My grandparents act like they're not in love sometimes, but I know they still love each other no matter what.

  3. Ah, what lovely sentiments. I think he picked the right colour for the flowers!

  4. Lovely story. Clever of him to choose orange roses.

  5. A promise he plans to keep, but who knows what a lifetime of reality will deal to them.