PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
The vase of gilded roses sat, as they always had, on the sideboard in her grandmother’s neat apartment.
Next to them were the photographs of family members long gone, whose names she’d been made to commit to memory.
She had only once asked about the significance of those roses. Her grandmother’s eyes had welled with tears and so she’d changed the subject.
Their family had been prosperous and powerful once, but no one spoke of their fall from grace.
Someday, she hoped she’d have the courage to ask again and the courage to cope with her grandmother’s answers.
This was written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Friday Fictioneers picture challenge:
and also included the word prompts: