Monday, May 14, 2012

Day One Hundred Thirty-Five: "The Flowers" by Alice Walker


A young girl walks into an unknown field on a hillside and gathers flowers. Just when she is ready to return home with an armful of flowers and other plants, she stumbles when she steps into the skull of a dead man. She stands back and observes that he was a tall man, had large white teeth and as she kneels down to sweep the foliage away from his face, she sees the noose around what was his neck. She immediately lays down the flowers and walks back home. Innocence lost if the little girl ever had it to begin with. What a nice story!

Here is a link to the story online:

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