Friday Fictioneer Flash Fiction: As Orchids #flashfiction #amwriting #nonfiction 


Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff Fields for hosting FF.

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Credit: Roger Bultot

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I love orchids, especially purple ones. For me, orchids stand for resiliency and strength. One reason for this is that orchids need little care. A cupful of water every few days, leave them in the sun by a window, and they will continue to bloom and put out new shoots. Kindly, remember not to water them more, it’s how they die and orchids are notoriously difficult to kill. 

Season after season orchids put out shoots which turn into buds and burst out as soft petaled flowers. I think as orchids, humans are built to last. Though we are all moving towards our eventual death, on the way we are continuely putting out shoots and if we’re careful, growing beautiful flowers in the lives of those we touch. We are people who can grow even in harsh conditions. It doesn’t take much to fuel us, to keep us going, demonstrating our kindness to others. 
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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer Flash Fiction: As Orchids #flashfiction #amwriting #nonfiction 

  1. joyroses13 February 3, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Very good! Maybe I need to get a orchid, I am always killing plants. LOL!

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  2. Jade M. Wong February 3, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    I adore the way you used the orchids as a symbol for humanity. A meaningful piece in the midst of current events!

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  3. Dale February 3, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    It is indeed a nice metaphor.
    Although, mine bloom till they die and then I’m left with two sticks!

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    • mandibelle16 February 4, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      Even when there are just a stick, you keep watering them, their roots grow bigger and out and eventually you begin to see another branch budding on the stick and after that some buds. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  4. athling2001 February 4, 2017 / 7:26 am

    They seem so fragile that it’s hard to think they are difficult to kill.

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    • mandibelle16 February 4, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      They are indeed 🙂 Even when there are just a stick, you keep watering them, their roots grow bigger and out and eventually you begin to see another branch budding on the stick and after that some buds. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  5. Singledust February 4, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    interesting use of orchids and love the way you linked it with our responsibility and actions as humans – the orchid flowers are highly sought after for their beauty.

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  6. Sandra February 5, 2017 / 5:07 am

    It’s reassuring that your experience has been more positive than mine. Nicely done.

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