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The Florist #1

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Officers McCann and Johns responded to the welfare check — neighbor hasn't been seen in days, not a traveler.

They knocked on the door. Nothing. They rang the bell. No answer. They searched the perimeter and looked in the windows. Dead body. They called it in, then went through the steps to enter.

A note on the floor said another was buried under the hydrangea.

A note with that body said another was buried under the roses.

Fifteen flowery graves later the governor ordered state investigators, and Officer Johns took a hydrangea cut home and planted it in his yard.

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    Neville Hunt about 4 years ago

    Ditto...Melanie. Is this going to be another epic like Christopher's Jake Randolph story? I hope so.

    I love hydrangeas, particularly the blood red ones. Were the bad guys planting the evidence or was it the cops? I guess it would have been a waste for Johns not to have taken a cutting!

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    Drew Martyn about 4 years ago

    "Fifteen flowery graves later...." love it. Another superb drabble Melanie.

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    D.M. about 4 years ago

    I'm ready to follow this! Good one.

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    Melanie about 4 years ago

    Thanks everyone! Of all my killer characters The Florist is my favorite. I only have four of his drabbles composed, and so I hoped by putting this here I would challenge myself to see his story through.

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