Friday Fictioneers: 22nd February

This week Rochelle has presented one of her own photographs for the Friday Fictioneers challenge.

Seven roses, her Life in a Vase:

A single red rose each year to show his everlasting love.
Yellow, the Rose of Peace, a plea for forgiveness at a minor indiscretion.
The glass pebbles represented her tears for the many that followed, for which he showed no remorse.
The purple flower depicted her crushed and bruised heart.
She placed the White bloom in the centre. A new beginning.
Let him do with them as he wished.



76 words.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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32 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 22nd February

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice interpretation Di, I like the use of colours for different meanings.

    • We bought a yellow Peace rose last year to go with our pink ancient mariner and the red In Loving Memory bought for us by boating friends, one as a house warming gift and the other after my Mum died.

  2. granonine says:

    I read a book some time ago that wove the meanings of flowers, their colors and histories, throughout the story line. Your post reminded me of that book. Full of emotion, and such a great sorrow that the man lost his sense of faithfulness and loyalty along the way.

  3. lisarey1990 says:

    I like the detail in this. A great write.

  4. notestowomen says:

    Great take on the prompt, Di. Like, Iain, I liked how you shared what each color represented.

  5. Dear Di,

    I admire your ability to tell a story in less than 100 words. Evocative piece. Well done.



  6. Awesome interpretation Di!

  7. draliman says:

    I’m glad she’s moving on without the red rose symbolising any bloodshed.

  8. Sandra says:

    I loved your take on the prompt.

  9. gahlearner says:

    What a great idea to use the symbolism of the roses to tell the story.

  10. The white rose will give him something to think about now that she’s moved on. An excellent take.

  11. csheldonblog says:

    are those true means of the colours? I thought about writing something like that but didn’t have the time to research x

    • I don’t know. We bought a yellow rose called Peace last year (hence my referral to it though we personally associate yellow roses with friendship), red is usually associated with love (ie Valentine’s Day), I thought of Purple Hearts for pain and white is virginal/new.

  12. I knew nothing of the significance of the colour of roses, interesting stuff

  13. Dale says:

    Such a wonderful take on the prompt, Di. I always felt red meant love, yellow, friendship, white, purity… so this is all the more beautiful to me!

  14. Very imaginative story, I like your unique spin on the roses as they depict her relationship. Especially, the glass pebbles. Nicely done!

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