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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Garden Room ~ Thursday Tale

This picture was presented last Thursday for the challenge.
Here's my Flash Fiction piece

The Garden Room by Madeleine Maddocks

The garden room had always been Theodora’s favourite place. It was where she could always find Grandpa George when she wanted solace and advice. Today she needed him more than ever. Dressed in her pure white wedding dress and veil, she felt ready to crumple like the falling petals of a crushed rose; knowing she was about to embark on the biggest journey of her life without the support and advice of her beloved mentor.

“Grandpa George” she whispered, the words catching in her throat like tattered tissues, as her shoulders trembled.

A unexpected breeze in the enclosed room filled her nostrils with the scent of tobacco and orange blossom, as though Grandpa George himself were comforting her from the shadows, while the leaves from the Swiss Cheese Plant clustered and nudged her shoulders. Theodora swallowed and stood tall.
“Thank you” she whispered. “I love you, too”

(147 words)


  1. Aww what a nice start to my day. Thank you :)

  2. A beautiful and touching story.

  3. Awwwwwwwwwww!! How lovely!!!! Awwww I loved this very much!! Yay! take care

  4. 'The scent of tobacco and orange blossoms' fills me with a funny sort of yearning. I can see the garden room based on that elegant description, alone. Funny as my sense of smell-- or at least the memory of it-- created a scene for my mind's eye. Beautifully captured, Madeleine.

  5. Oh, that's wonderful, Madeleine!

  6. Very haunting, yet sweet. A perfect complement to the picture.

  7. So perfectly beautiful. Gave me goosepimples.

  8. Terrific piece of Flash fiction, Madeleine...

    Lovely sensitivity and emotion. Well done!

  9. I loved this flash piece! Well done.

    Also, tag you're IT!

  10. A very poignant tale. You crafted it well.

  11. Oh, that is beautiful and sad at the same time. Love how you brought in the sense of smell.

  12. A touching story, Madeleine. Very poignant.

  13. Sooo Beautiful Touching Write Up :)


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