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The apricot sun cascaded warm light onto the rhododendron. Vivid yellow caught her eye. She remembered her exasperation when he placed the gaudy bush against the garden wall but he was right, it made a beautiful display. “So green fingered” she thought, tenderly planting the summer bulbs into freshly dug earth. Lurid gladioli, not the flowers of her choosing but his last decision so a fitting tribute. She promised to keep the garish blooms, that way he would be part of the garden forever. Hopefully they would flourish in soil fertilized by his gardener's hands and other dismembered body parts.

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    S J Gunn over 3 years ago

    So lovely at the beginning... and then BAM! Brilliant! Well done Max :-)

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    Max over 3 years ago

    Haha! Thank you SJ! :-)

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    Neville Hunt over 3 years ago

    Love it, Max. That last line is a killer! :-)

    Welcome to Drablr. A cracking start!

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    Max over 3 years ago

    Thanks Neville!! I've read a few of your and I am somwhat impressed! :-) A new fan!

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    Neville Hunt over 3 years ago

    Thanks Max, I find this drabble thing a drug! Looking forward to reading much more from you. :-)

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    Jamie Clapperton about 3 years ago

    Love being wrong footed like this, Max(As to the type of story.) Look forward to more. :-)

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    Max about 3 years ago

    Thank you Jamie, I was a fan of Tales of the Unexpected in my yoof; a lover of an end with a twist!

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