The photo prompt is from Sonya, owner of the blog, Only 100 Words. Thank you Sonya!

This is my story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to creat our stories. It is fun and addicting and everyone interested is encouraged to participate. For more information, click HERE.


“Good morning Susie,” Alice said.

“Good morning!”

“It will be a beautiful day.  The sun feels so good and it just makes all the flowers look so pretty against the brick wall.”

“I know and the rain helped a lot.  Alice, do you know what happened to Josie?  She looked so good last week and then she just died overnight!”

“I know, I was completely taken by surprise.”

“What did they say caused it?”

“They figured she was poisoned, and just wasn’t strong enough to recover from it.”

“The lawn maintenance man sprayed the weeds and some of it got on her because the wind was blowing that day.”

“That’s so sad. She was the prettiest flower on our plant.”

Words  (125)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


38 thoughts on “JOSIE

  1. I don’t like them either. I’ve had a couple of bushes die and I think it was because of pesticides. When the lawn is treated and the wind is blowing there is always a danger of this. Thank you for reading and commenting.


  2. This is great, Jessie! Everything living deserves clean air. Just think how far the wind eventually blew that weed killer 😦
    I love the idea that it’s the flowers talking.


  3. I totally missed the fact that “she” was the flower. What a clever ending! It’s a piece worth reading more than once to appreciate the humor.


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