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Lina’s Blossom

blossom

Lina looked at the aging blossom in her balcony, eagerly sucking up every drop of rain nature had to offer. The edges of its petals were dark and she could see small holes in the rose. But, it persistently held on. Lina did not know how long she could persist. She thought back to when she was healthy, young, and idle. Now she wanted to make everyday count, no matter how numbered her days were. Determined, she limped painfully from her coffee table to her laptop. Even the morose Robin of the Willow sang with unusual energy and vigor.

This was written for Charli’s Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge. The word prompt for this week is Blossom.

Standing for Peace

These white roses have blossomed

gracefully amidst thorns and barren stems

to show that peace can exist in conflict.

A pleasant new voice in a world

filled with noisy commotion.

 

These roses show that bright hope

can arise amongst dark despair

and optimism lives

even in the midst of turmoil