Old Smokey 100WCGU Week #174

Posted on 10th November 2015 in #writingworkshop/ 100WCGU
Old Smokey

Old Smokey

Sheila had wept when she saw the damage. However innocently done, the heating engineers had killed her beloved smokebush.

David had planted Old Smokey when they first bought the house back in 1987 but now both he and the plant were gone.

This had been August last year yet still she mourned the loss of the plant, and her husband, each day as she walked past.

Unbeknown to Sheila, today, as the front door closed, an unseasonably warm breeze caused a flutter that gently rifled the leaves of a tiny smokebush sprouting from the ground.

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Thank you for reading my entry in this week’s 100WCGU – the theme was the photograph that I have named Old Smokey.

To read other entries or to enter yourself, please visit Julia’s blog here.

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  • Reply Kimberley Cooper 10th November 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Loved this, a little bit of light in the darkness.

  • Reply Sheila Good 12th November 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I liked it! Hope springs eternal. Nice job.

  • Reply Pat B 14th November 2015 at 7:48 am

    I loved this story! Often we associate certain things with people, and for me it is certain plants with certain people.

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