Fifty-Five Word Challenge Week 20


It was pointless to bring the flowers. She wasn’t coming. Their rendezvous was supposed to be hours ago.

Bryant left the orchids on the bench, starved of water, wilting, like his heart.

They were the only thing letting Rachel know he’d been there at all when she got to their spot, twenty minutes too late.

Judge Elaine Hillson said:

‘starved of water, wilting, like his heart.’ Wonderful image. You can see him waiting and crumpling with disappointment. The poignant sadness of lost opportunities. – makes me grateful for the smart phone.

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