Friday Fictioneers — If Flowers Could Talk

Genre: Quirky fiction
Word count:100


 “Happiness is living outdoors, enjoying the sun and rain.”

“How about the wind ripping off your petals, too?”

“Who’s a sarky, short-ass bunch?”

 “So would you be, if someone had cut you down to quarter size and jammed you in a vase.”

 “We assure you it’s just as painful for us.”

 “At least you can see out the window.”

 “Your water stinks.”


 “Let’s have a competition to see who wilts last.”

 “They’d better give us dignified disposals.”

 “Hell, we don’t want cremation by bonfire.”

 “Better than rotting slowly amid stinky refuse.”

 “The compost heap, that’s the way to go.”


Friday Fictioneers: 100 word stories
Photo Prompt: image copyright (c) Dale Rogerson

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

51 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — If Flowers Could Talk”

  1. Bill’s not the only one laughing out loud here! Love, love, love this!
    I think I’ll just go back again and again to read this when I need a giggle…
    Perfect dialogue…

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  2. You surely win the prize this week for the most unique take on the prompt. And such snarky comments! Now that we know how flowers sass each other, I’d like to know what they’d say about the humans around them. 😉

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    1. Thanks, Alicia. I’m sure plants do communicate with each other, and I’m convinced that if you look at flowers admiringly often enough, they bloom much longer. My bright pink tuberous begonias have been showing off big-time for three months now and look set to show-off for many months to come, just because I smile at them a lot 🙂

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    1. No, I don’t cut flowers from my garden either. Obviously if someone gives me a bunch of flowers, then I will nurture them as best I can. At the moment, I have a splendid bunch of sunflowers that a friend gave me several weeks ago. Every day I admire them, so they continue to look splendid and probably will do for a few weeks to come.


  3. Great fun, Sarah. I’ve often thought about the wood from a tree. Does it feel it served a great purpose if made into furniture? What if it’s tossed in the fire to warm a home? Is that preferred to decomposing naturally in the forest?

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    1. Thanks, Russel 🙂 Um, altruistic, self-sacrificing trees … that would be interesting. I certainly feel strongly that they’re treated with respect and not subject to unnecessary logging. The insects, beetles and birds are certainly the happiest, if the latter option of decomposition is chosen.


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