Friday Fictioneers: White Rose

This was written for Friday Fictioneers. Friday Fictioneers is a challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to write a 100-word story inspired by the below photo prompt. Rochelle’s is beautiful, poignant, and educational. It makes mine look shallow and mediocre. There’s a reason I went with white that has nothing to do with Rochelle’s story. It’s in the story.

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

White Rose

“The white one.”

“Do you want a bouquet?”

“No, just a single white rose. I want something simple and elegant like her.”

“Do you want a card?”


I hate being in love with you from across the room. I hate trying to find someone else when all I want is you.

“White roses signify a new beginning or a farewell.”

“Perfect. I’m sure it’s going to be one of those. I’m hoping for the former.”

She chose the latter. She never talked to me again. A few weeks later, I found out she was dating the flower delivery guy.


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  1. Dear Nobbin,

    I felt for the guy. It reminded me of a friend whose girlfriend chose a cab driver over him. His philosophical take on it was “At least she’ll have transportation.” Good story. Not at all shallow…unless you’re referring to the girl in question. (Thank you for the nod).



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    1. You think? I would assume if someone else is already sending them flowers, they have somebody. Unless it’s guys who have done wrong, and that’s why they’re sending flowers. That’s an interesting theory.

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