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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

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51 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — If Flowers Could Talk

  1. This is a lovely take, Sarah! Beautifully penned post. You’ve sealed it with the concluding lines.

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  2. Dear Sarah,

    You had me at sarky, short-ass bunch. Very funny. Delightful floral arrangement of words. 😉



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  3. Now that was seriously funny! You had me laughing out loud, my friend.

    Happy Thursday to you!

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  4. Dale on said:

    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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  5. Ha ha. In that I often imagine cut flowers having a conversation just like this. xxxx

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  6. Hahaha! Now who would have thought about flowers having a conversation?

    YOU, Sarah! A nicely written piece and funny to boot. Great!

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  7. This was fantastic. Good one, Sarah.

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  8. Haha, good fun. If flowers could talk.

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  9. 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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  10. Watch a delicious (if not stinky) take on the prompt. They do say plants can hear and feel. Why not talk to one another?

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    • 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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  11. Oh Sarah, you do see the world differently and in a refreshing way. Have you ever wondered what roses think? They’re probably royally snobbish compared to wild daisies who I see as the hippies of the flower world. Fun read.

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  12. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover on said:

    Great dialogue. The last line made me laugh.

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  13. Very very nice exchange. Love your title and tale of flowers!

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  14. This is so funny! I hope they enjoy the compost heap 🙂

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  15. Hilarious point of view! Loved it!

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  16. I never cut flowers from my garden. Very refreshing take to look at it from the flowers POV.

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    • 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.


  17. Very amusing Sarah, I rarely have cut flowers exactly because I imagine them having this sort of reaction!

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  18. michael1148humphris on said:

    Everyone has said it better than I can, but your story hit a cord with me, welldone

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  19. Fun story but a bit testy those flowers. Are they feeling bouquet? If they are not careful someone might get them with a pistil.

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  20. 🙂 Well, that was a different take. I’m moving my flowers to the windowsill, you’ve made me feel guilty.

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  21. Hehehe, this was great fun. Give me that kind of flowery prose any day. 😀

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  22. 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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    • 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.


  23. LOL…well that’s a different POV!

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  24. excellent!!!- as always!!

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