Daisies (Literary Lion)

poppies defying paving stones; 100 words about friendship
This week’s theme is flower.
(c) Sonya, 2015

After school, we used to come to the park together to gather daisies. Then we’d sit on our bench – the secluded one by the pond from where you can see most of the grass. We fed leftover sandwiches to the swans, shared our secrets and made each other daisy chains. ‘A flower crown for Princess Violet,’ Poppy would say before she placed one on my head.

While I leave the daisies alone, I still sit on the bench and feed the swans. Late one afternoon, I spot her with her new friends.

She’s smoking while pulling petals off a daisy.

18 thoughts on “Daisies (Literary Lion)

    1. Thank you for your comment!

      It didn’t happen to me, but I’ve seen it happen to others. My best friend and I were lucky enough to move along at the same pace.

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    1. Well, I remember thinking that my best friend and I were so much more grown up than the other girls in our class, but it’s not actually based on personal experience.

      Thank you, Izzy 🙂

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  1. A great story and spot on too – have had similar experiences myself. Strange to be so close to a person, then find such a distance as you grow up.


    1. I’m sorry. But then, it was kinda the point… Thank you for hosting the Literary Lion; it’s become one of my favourite WP writing events 🙂

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  2. A shame when best friends drift apart. I like the way you used the plucking of the petals (along with the smoking) to indicate that Poppy’s new friends are maybe a bad influence.

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