Tender rose of youth – A story in 60 words

I thought I would try my hand at writing a story in just 60 words. This is my attempt…..


I remember the roses, so lovingly tended.

You cared so much about them. You prepared the soil. You carefully pruned them and removed each damaged leaf. You sprayed them to keep the bugs away, so they would always look their best.

Now you are gone. So are your roses.

I am still here.

If only you’d tended me as well.


copyright: Kristian Fogarty 07/April/2018



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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

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