Hollow Flowers – Friday Fictioneers


The flowers were supposed to be an apology and a promise. The apology was for buying three thousand miniature figures of a unknown comic book hero and failing to find somewhere other than the living room to store them. The promise was that they would be gone before she got back from her sister’s the following week. He bought her a second bouquet when that deadline came and went and the boxes were still rendering the kitchen inaccessible.

They were pretty flowers, she’d admit that.

The flames were beautiful though. She liked them much better than any bunch of flowers.

(100 words)

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson


  1. I’m so glad she realized she was better off without him. Nice creative take on the prompt.

  2. Three thousand? He could have sold them and made a tidy profit. He better not cross this woman, next time it might be him.

  3. Oops. Couldn’t they have bought a bigger house? But three thousand minitature figures may be a bit too much for even the most understanding spouse. Fun story.

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