For this week’s challenge, I have re-worked one of my most popular short stories (and also one of my personal favourites) “Death By Roses.” You can visit the original post here. Hope you enjoy them both!
Death by Roses. What kind of a perfume name was that?!
She selected it from the rows of delicate bottles standing behind glass doors; hoping her sister would like the present.
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“Ooooooh! Death by Roses!!! How did you know?”
“Just a hunch! Glad you like it.”
Her sister squirted and sprayed herself liberally, before spraying the bouquet over everyone.
Feeling pleased, she didn’t notice at first.
Then her mother screamed, “I thought you’d grown out of your anaphylaxis!”
She faded to black, thinking, “Death by Roses”…
By Sarah ©2018
June 14, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bouquet. You can explore the meaning of the word or gather a bunch of flowers. Go where the prompt leads.