5 Photos- 5 Stories & 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge

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Mary’s Roses

The melancholy tune filled the room with sadness. Mary couldn’t find sense to anything around her. She just wanted to bury her face into the pillow until there was no more tears left to shed. The sweet memories made her heart ache with every passing moment. She missed his touch, his laughter, his smile.

John always treated Mary like a princess. He made sure she received flowers weekly as a reminder of how much he loved her. Every Wednesday of every week there was an early knock at the door which meant fresh flowers had arrived from John.

But this Wednesday she didn’t hear a knock at the door. Immediately she knew something was wrong.

Mary grabbed her cell phone and text John, Is everything okay?

Five minutes passed and no response. That was unlike John because he had always been so tentative to her messages. Mary decided to call his phone but she kept shaking like a leave. She hoped to hear his husky voice but his phone went straight to voicemail.

She couldn’t wait at home for his call so she decided to drive and find him.

As Mary drove past his home she noticed his car wasn’t there. He probably left early to work, she thought. She continued her way toward the route John usually takes to his job. As soon as she made the next right turn she noticed the street was closed. Mary’s face turned white as a ghost. She immediately got off her car and ran to the scene only to find John’s car totaled. She couldn’t believe her eyes as she saw John’s body be put into the ambulance.

It had been months since the incident and Mary’s pain didn’t get easier. Seeing the vase of flowers on her dining table made John’s presence all too real. The last vase of roses that John had sent her were still fresh and blooming. Not a single petal had fallen and not a single petal had dried.

Mary knew John wanted her to know that even after death he would always remind her how much he loved her.

Every Wednesday of every week Mary still heard the doorbell ring.


I want to thank Priceless Joy for nominating me to participate in the Five Days Challenge. I was asked to post five photos, one per day for five days, and write five stories, one for each day. We are to nominate a person each day that we post. Today is day 4.

I want to thank Ruchi for nominating me to participate in the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge. The rules are to post 5 black and white photos for 5 days. We are to nominate a person each day that we post. Today is day 2.

I nominate, willothewizp. I am asking you to join either of the challenges or if you’d like you can join both. The challenges are not mandatory and can be refused. Hope you accept to join the fun!

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