Flowers of the Sun~Flash Fiction

Sonya Only 100 words
Sonya-Only 100 Words

I was running so hard that my insides felt like a bubble machine! “Oh, how I dislike cities”, I screamed silently. Slowing down a bit, a flash of yellow caught my eye. It was unbelievable to me that I was seeing sunflowers growing out of the sidewalk in a space between the walkway and a brick wall.


I asked myself how that was even possible rather impatiently. By now I had stopped completely and was transfixed by this sight. Beauty in the midst of chaos and disconnection. Memories of my home in Nebraska flooded my brain as I realized that those sunflowers and I had been somehow transplanted to this cold, lonely place.


A smile began to form on my lips as I realized that these blooms had not only adapted and survived, they were thriving. Beautiful and confident. Could I do the same?



© Carol Campbell

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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