General Flash Fiction posted May 30, 2017

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a story inspired by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Lovely Flowers

by RodG

100 Word Story Contest Winner 

In dark blue mourning clothes, she'd stroll by my garden every day. Today she stopped.

"Your flowers are magnificent . . . such sweet perfume!" Her cheeks flushed pink.

I arose, brushed damp loam from my knees, and smiled. "Merci beaucoup."

"You are a fine gardener. The owner must be proud."

I laughed. "I am both, but can't resist beauty on days like this. May I offer you this perfect rose, Madame?"

She frowned. "You flirt with a--a widow, sir!"

"No, a lonely man gives a lovely woman a rose, hoping she'll return for more . . . someday."

She smiled. "Yes, Monsieur, it's possible."

Writing Prompt
Write a story of 100 words. not including the title. Any subject accepted. Must be exactly 100 words.

100 Word Story
Contest Winner


The painting is "Picking Flowers" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

The French words I chose (to fit the context of the painting/story) are well known. I trust I do not have to translate.

WORD COUNT: 100 Apple Pages

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