Prompt: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
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Fragile

Image credit: Sonya

 

Fragile.

Just like the sunflowers by the side of the wall, she is fragile. Yet, sometimes, people turn a blind eye to the resilience within delicate beings. A seedling sprouting from the side of the wall, blossoming into beautiful sunflowers. How delightful.

Maybe that is a good thing though. No one would suspect the poor mistreated wife. Once she is at her brother’s place, she will wash the knife clean of blood and hide it among his kitchenware. No one would know.

Smiling to herself, she plucks a few sunflowers. They would brighten up her house, not that it is really necessary now that her adulterous husband is gone forever.


Written in response to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers #50

 

45 Comments

  1. Graham Lawrence says

    What a great story.

    Yet, sometimes, people turn a blind eye to the resilience within delicate beings. ” is a sentence that resonates very strongly.

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  2. Wonderful story! I feel her “relief” after ridding herself of her adulteress husband! LOL! Maybe she has finally found peace. 😀 Love your spin on the prompt.

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    • thank you for organising this lovely challenge! she’s definitely relieved about there 😛 hopefully she’ll find peace with those gorgeous sunflowers. hope you’re having a good week x

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  3. mandibelle16 says

    Always cheating spouses getting in the way. Easily, taken care of I guess. Hope she isn’t caught! Great story.

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  4. Lovely take Cherry with a beautiful metaphor to begin with before the brutal truth is revealed, one hopes for her sake no one notices him missing…..

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  5. Oh, what a dark twist! It’s not all flowers and butterflies, more like corpses and skeletons! Loved reading your story 🙂

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