All For A Yellow Daffodil – Fiction

I’m still recovering  from a minor episode of carpal tunnel inflammation.  I want to make an entry into this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers and hope that other writers will forgive me just being able to like and not comment at this time.

Here is my submission,  for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.  Thanks to PJ for hosting this weekly challenge.  Click the lil froggy for more stories.  My story was inspired by this photo:

walled cityAll For A Yellow Daffodil

From where Vallerie stood, the world seemed hazy.  She knew, though, that just beyond the castle walls deserts could bloom and the cello’s notes could be carried upon even the driest winds to sooothe.

She  looked down upon the dying castle gardens.  Hope seemed to dwell in bringing them back to life.  A promised release always just beyond her reach.  She longed to see yellow daffodils.

“Oh here you are!”  Silence was suddenly broken by the King’s voice.

Vallerie crossed her arms in front of her and turned, from the window, to face her King.  “Yes, here I am.”

The King  waved in the direction of the window.  “That garden will never come to life again.”  He shook his head and looked at Vallerie.  “I have another task for you, though.  Perhaps you won’t find it as difficult as the garden it’s…”

“No!”    Vallerie ran from the room.

The word echoed in the night and followed Vallerie into the garden and through the garden gate.


This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris

10 thoughts on “All For A Yellow Daffodil – Fiction

  1. This is so sweet, Ellespeth! I’m glad Valerie is sticking to the garden. She hasn’t given up on it like the King has. Wonderful story! I’m sorry to hear about your carpal tunnel problem and I hope it heals quickly! I’m so glad you felt like participating in the challenge.


    • Thanks for reading and commenting on this piece, PJ.

      New chair…the arm of my new chair is wooden. Some of my arm/elbow nerves haven’t liked that. Between typing and scrolling I’m at a loss what to do other than not type or scroll so much…taking extra rx of ibuprofen and heat and using my hand and arm in different ways. Coloring and doing long hand and getting ready for April Blogging from A-z.


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