"There's no point in spending your life in the pursuit of something that's easy." - Alice Kuipers

Friday, September 13, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Flowers

Welcome to Friday and this week's edition of Five Sentence Fiction! This week's prompt is flowers. If you'd like to learn more about Five Sentence Fiction, and maybe give it a try yourself, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. Enjoy!

Mama told her not to touch the rose guarded by the golden gate, warning that any wish made while plucking a petal would be granted. 
But that sounded delightful to her wide-eyed daughter, who at the first opportunity slipped through the gate and began plucking it's soft pink petals. She wished for beauty, she wished for height, she wished for wisdom, for wealth, for romance and on and on until every petal was gone. 
She should have left one last petal for a wish to take it all back; already her back hurt from the weight of her jewels and her long silky hair, her head ached with thoughts over the great questions of the universe and the gentlemen swooning at the gate made her embarrassed and uncomfortable. She cried as she ran all the way home, hoping her mother would still recognize her foolish daughter.

 Voila! I hope you enjoyed this week's little story, and if you did please share it with friends. Don't forget to leave your comments below in the comments section, I love hearing from you! If you really enjoyed it, then I hope you'll follow this blog and come find me on twitter @MelanieKCole. Still in the mood for more Five Sentence Fiction? Just follow the links below to past editions. Have a great weekend!

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Beauty
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Thunder
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Travel
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Fabric


  1. Melanie -
    Your 5 sentence story is a helpful reminder to be at peace with who we are and not always want what we cannot have. A lovely story for telling this tale!


  2. Always be careful about what you wish for! If she had been a writer, she would have wished for her book to be a best-seller before asking for anything else...

    Nice story!

    1. Isn't that the truth, eh? It'd be interesting to write that story. Thanks for the awesome comments!

  3. Great story - a good reminder to wish for moderation in all things.

  4. Be careful what you wish for - and how you tell your children what not to do! Temptation is a powerful mmistress!

  5. great story; have a nice Sunday

    much love...

  6. Such a difficult temptation for a little girl to resist. Well-told, Melanie! I went in a fantasy direction with one, too.

    1. Thank you! Can't wait to read yours! I haven't had a chance to sit down and read everyone's yet, but I'm really looking forward to it!

  7. Poor little girl. Not always a good thing to get what you think you want.