Midnight Lilies

“Stars open among the lilies.Are you not blinded by such expressionless sirens?This is the silence of astounded souls." ― Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems, "Crossing the Water" There was an opening in the forest far, far away from town that no one had entered in decades. Murmurs in town said that there were midnight lilies there: a …

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Flower Fairies

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby There was a little garden in the middle of the woods. With no homes around, Sarah didn't know how it got there, but wanted to take care of it. Every …

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Prompt: The Flower Ceremony

“Never take the first plant you find, as it might be the last—and you want that first one to speak well of you to the others of her kind.”― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants On their 18th birthday, kids became adults. They each ceremonious wandered into …

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