July 15, 2014 by Melanie L.

I, lovestruck, swooned upon receipt. He even remembered my favorites! But, I tossed them all, including those two-toned roses. They should have been a declaration of unwavering love. And perhaps they were, but not for me. For the card bore another’s name.

Pink Roses





Author’s note: No florae were hurt in the making of this fictional post. 


28 thoughts on “Discarded

  1. mridubala says:

    Oh! 😦 That would really hurt…


  2. Tina says:

    It wouldn’t have been the flowers that I would have tossed out, but I’m an old fashioned sort of girl. I loved this–especially the little note at the bottom of the page!

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  3. Glad to hear it was fictional! Packs a punch, it does!


    • Melanie L. says:

      Thanks, Maggie! Yes, total fiction. Though they were inspired by a very old boyfriend’s apology flowers. That guy never gave me birthday flowers or thank you flowers. If he brought me flowers, it meant he was looking to be let out of the doghouse.


      • That’s interesting. I wonder if it’s in a code book called “How to Make Up: Say it with Flowers”. I had broken up with a guy. Actually, I had already moved on to the next contender when break-up dude came over with a couple dozen red roses, a bottle of wine and his ex-wife’s engagement ring – to propose! I later heard from a mutual friend that he was put out that I didn’t even open the florist’s box.


  4. Marcy says:

    Aww–I liked the twist at the end.


  5. Great minds think alike, yes? Great use of the prompt!


  6. tnkerr says:

    Ouch. That stings.


  7. habibadanyal says:

    Flowers speak only one language but unfortunately humans dont. Good one Melanie.


  8. Silverleaf says:

    Great twist at the end! Since it was fiction, I was able to chuckle at it all – but I’m sure that happens 🙂


  9. outlawmama says:

    Whew! So happy to hear that no flowers were hurt! Great lines.


  10. Jennifer G. Knoblock says:

    Oops! If people would only use flowers for niceness instead of dumbness!


  11. OH SNAP! That’s awkward… But still, flowers are flowers, even if they’re not for you 🙂


  12. Jen says:

    Ugh! How heartbreaking!


  13. Oh! What a punch in the gut. But I think I would have kept the flowers and gave him a swift kick in the balls.


  14. inNateJames says:

    Oh, that’s just so cruel. That deliverer should get fired.


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