First Line Friday: February 26, 2021

Dylan Hughes is our host for the First Line Friday Challenge.
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Your line for this week is:

The rose bushes lay a siege with velveteen petals and curved thorns.

The rose bushes lay a siege with velveteen petals and curved thorns.
None gave way to admit clear passage, although not violent or harmful in their barricade.
Beneath it all beat a heart, a phenomenal living creature, with the beauty and perfume of roses, but carrying a warning of thorns.
If one approached, the bushes closed ranks, blocking the path and entrance, so people left it alone, admiring it from a distance.
The site became known as Beauty and The Beast, until the roses began to die and the weather turned.
With the onset of Winter, the heart within slumbered, but come Spring, new shoots appeared and the glory of The Beast was soon to be reborn.
The rose bushes lay a siege with velveteen petals and curved thorns.
None gave way to admit clear passage to view the secrets within.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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15 Responses to First Line Friday: February 26, 2021

  1. Sadje says:

    Wonderfully written

  2. Beautifully haunting with a bit of charm mixed in. Nicely done!

  3. Carol anne says:

    Beautiful! I loved the imagery in this! xo

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