A bouquet of flowers is the  photo prompt for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers this week. Can you write 100 words inspired by this image? 

photo prompt : Rochelle Wisoff.com            Poem courtesy of Ernest Dowson


I nudge the toast-crumbs around the table, mind elsewhere. Notice a hint of old roses in the air. How can I still be here when you are not ? Can it really be a year since you and I drank cheerful red wine together, laughed at the crab in the rockpool which nipped your foot. We lived that time with casual ease. I read the poet’s words on the crumpled page.

” They are not long, the days of wine and roses :

Out of a misty dream

Our path emerges for a while, then closes

Within a dream. “