Flash Fiction · Friday Fictioneers



Why am I holding this dry, withered carcass of a rose? Go ahead, ask. This is my most treasured possession. I will not trade this for all the riches in the world. What is its significance, you might ask? This was the first flower she gave me; ten years, seven months, and twenty-three days ago. I had preserved this safely inside a glass case. Why am I holding this now, eh? To return it to its rightful owner.

I drop it into the grave, on her bloodied body. I spit on the flower, and her and start shoveling.

Word Count: 98

Many thanks to Rochelle Wisoff – Fields for hosting the weekly Friday Fictioneers. Image credit: Marie Gail Stratford

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25 thoughts on “Precious

  1. I think that’s the best of your stories that I’ve read. Really well done; really shocking.
    Jealousy is a dreadful thing, and passionate love and hatred are truly only separated by the thickness of a blade.

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  2. Varad, there’s someone who doesn’t forget. Although the end was rather gruesome , the story was quite appealing throughout and he certainly drew me in. Consumed by heartbreak.
    xx Rowena


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