Flash Fiction, Friday Fictioneers – The Plant Wilts

Flash Fiction, Friday Fictioneers – The Plant Wilts


I looked at the leaves in the glass bowl baffled. Ever since Marian had died the plant had been off color and its leaves had started wilting. There had been a strange feeling about the house. I had watered the plant regularly just like Marian but it had continued to wilt. 

Suddenly an idea struck me. Yes, that could be it. I placed a small framed photograph of Marian by the side of the plant. To my relief, the plant began recovering its health in a couple of days. Now I knew I was not alone in mourning Marian’s death.

Author’s Note: Written for the weekly Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s prompt is from Jill Wisoff. Please find other entries here.

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3 Thoughts to “Flash Fiction, Friday Fictioneers – The Plant Wilts”

  1. Interesting take on the prompt. I love the sense of a plant mourning its carer and the concept of her image in the photograph reinvigorating it. Your site is insisting on my Google account id which doesn't tell you who I am so I will sign of as Jilly, Sugar on the Bee.

  2. thoughtful very interesting post

  3. A sentient plant. Kind of chilling, actually.

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